Read this today and it simplified everything.
I teach kids daily. Come rain or shine or snow, I am at school after lunch because I love it. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't be able to do it. There would always be reasons to skip it. All the time, I am thinking of ways to make learning fun and accessible for my students. We design card games, charts, skits, and various combinations of these to make the kids familiar with the language. It's a daily creative process that happens every morning at home.
No one knows what I do and I don't announce it. Only those who are very close to me hear about it from me.
But sometimes, I am swayed by thoughts of recognition and appreciation. How shall I talk about it so it sounds exciting? How do I make my work appear important to others? How do I make people realise it's not a passtime for me? These thoughts always made me restless and I used to wonder why. Now I know why.