I've always chosen the life & career path of challenging my personal growth and developing my ability to make a difference in the world rather taking a high paying job. I was "set for life" in one of the highest paying public schools in NYS but I knew the job wasn't for me; my talents are more suited to the work I am doing now.
I have a great amount of confidence in knowing I am going to make a great living for me and a family someday, but right now I've had to tighten my belt in order to follow my dream. It'll be a few more months before we are fully funded. Having had to learn the value of a dollar in NYC after having a high paying job for awhile has been humbling and incredible. It's made me creative and thankful. It has also helped me find some of my favorite places in NYC!