. . . you don’t have a problem.” – my mentor. When my mentor said this, I thought she had lost it and simply couldn’t understand, because money was my problem. Making money cost time, and at that moment, it was taking all my of time. Work at 8:00am, to my next job at 5:00pm, done by 12:00am, and in bed by 1:00am. But I got what she was saying (she was right), there are problems that no amount of money can fix, but I still had a problem, and something definitely needed to change.
Remember when Rufio in the movie, “Hook,” drew the line between those who believed Peter Pan (Robin Williams) was Pan, and those who didn’t believe he was. Choices were made (even with doubts), and there wasn’t an in-between. Certain things, habits, people, etc., belong in certain spaces and/or times. I had been allowing my day job (the school) to cross the line into other specified time.
We normally don’t say those words, unless there’s a fire, a storm raging, alarms are ringing, and we’re losing control! And recently, I needed help . . .