As a writer, I’ve often struggled with finding the time and energy for my craft while working one or more jobs, navigating others’ schedules, balancing exhaustion with the need to pay rent, coming home sad and uninspired—that whole too-familiar story. VIPKID allows me the opportunity to schedule work around my writing, which is a blessing in itself. And doing work I love, no less! I adore each and every one of my students. I’m perpetually in awe of the fact that I can wake up every morning and, before breakfast, reach out and connect with a child on the other end of the world. These kinds of connections are what made me fall in love with teaching in the first place, and to have the ability to forge them without even leaving the house is just unreal. By 10 a.m., I’m finished with classes and my heart is full. I have the whole day ahead to write or read or teach at my second job or just do whatever the heck I want while not stressing out about money. It’s the best!