“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
This helps give some perspective when the going gets tough. A teacher friend of mine, Virginia Finley, who was working with me in the Middle East in 2010 wrote this on her facebook page under notes. The going over there got rough some times and often we felt pulled in every direction by everyone. There is a lot of pressure going on with education reform and when you combine working with very different cultures…well, anything goes and can happen kind of like owning a start up business, working another job, working daily doing everything (just you and your husband)…anything can happen but keeping this in mind may help you through.