I’ve been struggling lately.
I get to do what I love for a living. I get to encourage students, speak in to their lives, and help make a difference in schools all across the state of Texas, and hopefully soon, all across the country.
But I also have to put food on the table. I have to feed my family.
If a school comes to me and asks me to give a 15 minute talk, but the school is four hours away, it’s not just a 15 minute talk. It’s eight hours in the car, gas, rental car, food, and in some cases, an overnight hotel stay.
So how do I balance this? How do I balance helping others succeed and keeping food on the table?