This week I was supposed to begin teaching classes at another university. In the end, I thought it better to not begin than to start and quit in the middle.
Why? Exhaustion. Long days. The stress of travel. The daily grind of rising at 5:15 AM to get to the primary job at 7:15 AM, before the stress of traffic begins, was too much, especially when with the additional classes the working day would’ve ended somewhere around 9:00 PM. Last semester I did that, it was too much.
So, I decided to throttle back and smell the roses. Money is nice but health is better.