I went from an unfulfilling nine-to-five work life to doing something I truly love by helping make the web a better place for more than a billion people each month with the coolest 100% remote tech company on the block — Automattic.
The teacher life was an interesting experience while it lasted, but it was finally time to move on. There were of course elements and particular parts of my teaching experience that I will always love i.e. seeing those light bulb moments on students’ faces, helping eager students progress toward their goals, sharing ideas of personal development & education.
However, it was ultimately the uninspiring environment (unproductive meetings, monotonous non-teaching related tasks, etc.), subpar working conditions (low pay, job instability, regular six-day-weeks, overtime, etc.), and inability to pursue my real passions that steered me clear of continuing on with the English teaching path.