This week I would have been going back to work, if I were still teaching in the classroom. Instead, my life has changed dramatically. I was in the neighborhood in Los Angeles where my last school was loacted, so I drove by to see what was going on.
It’s been four years now, so many of the teachers I knew are no longer there. I spotted several teachers carrying heavy boxes across the asphalt yard. One had a shopping cart filled with items meant for the classroom. It’s difficult for me to imagine that I could still be there, counting the days until my next paycheck and worrying about my health.
I went into teaching to make a difference in the lives of children. I am now able to do that in a much bigger way because of the charitable work I do in my city. Instead of helping just 40 children each year, my work allows me to help several hundred. I do this by volunteering to read, help with homework, and just listen to the kids. I am also able to donate money that goes for books, school supplies, and field trips. I thank God every day for the opportunity I now have from working online. How would your life be different if you tripled your income and doubled your time off?