This might sound funny to some of you but while I was in college working on my Undergraduate degree, I spent some of my time teaching. Yes, as a college senior, I thought a High School class at Covenant Harvest School. It was very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot but I am afraid I can't say the same for my students.
The class went to well that when the next year rolled around, the school declined the option to renew my contract. Might I also add that I did this pro-bono. Yes, thats how valuable I was. "Sorry Ugo, we are going in a different direction. Your position has been downsized. We are scaling back operations. You are not a part of the long term future of this school. In other words, take your pick." Well, that ended my teaching career. Well one of the real reasons I was told to "look for other opportunities" was the fact that I was about to begin the MBA program and the school principal did not think it would be fair to me. Anyways, I moved on. That was two years ago.
I have always said that if I were to hit the lottery or retire early, I would go teach pro-bono. Why? I am not so sure. I would either do that or be a waiter or something where I was around a lot of people. This is in addition to traveling the world to wherever my buddies are building the church and helping them out.
Why am I saying all this? Good Question but unfortunately, none of us knows the answer. Needless to say, I am making a return to the High School classroom today as a substitute teacher. I only wonder if I have the juice to do it again. Wish me luck.