Sodaro's Stories

July 22, 2013

What I Want

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 6:17 pm
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“At the heart of your being lies your answers. You know who you are and what you want.” Laozi
(I am trying so hard to keep the Spice Girl’s song out of your head and mine…I apologize if it snuck in there anyway.)
I want to write and I want to teach. These two professions embody the essence of me, all of me. I have tried, unsuccessfully, at different points in my life to leave one or both of these parts of me behind…to the detriment of myself as a whole. Teaching and writing are the yin and yang of me and I need to find a way to do both and have balance between the two sides of myself.
Maybe it’s being a Gemini…maybe each twin needs a job that fulfills a need so they can both live in harmony. Maybe I’m just a glutton for grading papers and writing novels…I’m not sure the reason. All I know, is that I am most at peace when I am teaching and writing.
When I have tried to put writing on the back burner, I am irritable and out of mental sorts. I am out of focus and on edge all the time. It is fixed as soon as I put pen to paper and allow the words to flow across the page.
When I have tried to walk away from teaching, I have felt incomplete. I have felt like my life was empty.
So I embrace both sides of me. I love being an author and I love being a teacher. This is me. This is what I want.

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