What is my "why"?
When I interpret the “why” I always relate it to passion or drive or motivation. (Sinek, 2009) What motivates you or what are you passionate about? At an early age, this was intimidating for me, because I never felt like I knew what my why was. I was just bumbling around life moving towards things I was good at, math and science. I spent time consumed by what I was supposed to achieve and not what I was supposed to be doing. This did not sit well with me in my twenties, working in a meaningless corporate job, and so I went back to school to pursue teaching. It would have been a much easier path had I pursued a teaching career earlier on, instead of working full time while completing an alternative certification. However, if I would have taken a more direct route, I don’t think I would have had the needed skills and life lessons to be a teacher and I would have taken being a teacher for granted.