My BA is in the Teaching of History, but I've spent the last 18 years as a corporate trainer; mostly end-user software classes and corporate orientation. This "career" developed out of my need to support my family, as much as anything; it was the path of least resistance when being a "country music singing sensation" didn't pan out.
Over the past few years, I find myself wanting to become the History teacher that I was trained to be. But with two teenager boys and a third close behind, it's hard to imagine justifying the paycut to "follow my bliss". I am extremely conflicted about it all. Lately the only time I feel like I'm in the right place, doing the right thing, is when I'm performing.