The Transition Begins
When I first realized that things were probably not going to return to the way they were before this last “recession” I was consumed with how I was going to handle the basics. My first instinct was to attempt to fill the void with normal activities which translates to continuing to live as if nothing had changed. Once reality set in I realized that I needed to find employment ASAP! So what does one do when they have spent a thirty plus year career in the housing/real estate industry? Look for housing/real estate related work! Was I serious? The housing industry had just taken the worst hit in over seventy years and there was no indication that a recovery was on the horizon. So now what?
For me I believe that it was Divine Intervention. While working at Macy’s during the holidays several years ago I ran into someone who offered me a teaching position in a college in New York. I was scared to death but in short order I found myself in a classroom of eager students expecting me to open my mouth and impart wisdom. Well something came out and I realized that I absolutely loved it. After all for those who know me what could be better than my being able to talk non-stop to people who have to listen!
Soon I was teaching at another school and recently I have added my third school. It’s a lot of work and to date the compensation has not been spectacular but seeds have been planted. How can I make this work for me?