I am fortunate to be a principal at an elementary school. This is my second year, and I am facing many challenges that sometimes I just want to quit the darn job! Not only are there pile of paperwork to do, I have to deal with students', parents', and teachers' issues on a daily basis! My first year, I went home crying myself to sleep so many times...thinking and telling myself this is not what I want as a lifelong career. I feel like I'm doing it for my father only. He, so much, wanted at least one of his kids to be a principal. Since I was the only one majoring in Education, his dreams fell on me! Two of my siblings are accountants, one's a computer engineer, and the other two are still in college - one pursuing a career in Finance, the other in Criminal Justice!
I'm thinking about a career change. What do you all think? And with the way the economy is, which field is best?
I'm currently in grad school...and the best advice a random professor I met at my new grad school gave me when he realized i was from far out of town and one of the few hmong students earning my master's degree, he told me success is only 50% brains, the other 50% is determination!!!! I never looked at it that way before, but he couldn't be more right.... It's so true!my sister's headline on myspace motivates me:
"you don't have to be smart to succeed.. you just have to work hard"