"Why did I decide to teach again?"

You didn’t used to feel this way. Your dream to teach was inspired by so much more than the relentless pace, the overload of classes, the grading, the advising, the additional committee work—the meetings. 

Indeed: Teaching is a sacred profession to which you have been called. 

I wrote this book to encourage you to rediscover your passion for your profession, to help you move from surviving to thriving, and to remind you why you chose this vocational path.


"Brutally honest, eminently practical, and wonderfully snarky, this book might save your teaching career, your joy in your vocational calling, and even your marriage. It is a true masterpiece of personal, pedagogical, and professional wisdom. I wish I'd had this volume before I completed my graduate degrees. I would have been much healthier, happier, and productive. Read this from cover to cover immediately, and then month-to-month starting before the-month-that-shall-not-be named. Join the company of Eager Biebers!
C. Ben Mitchell
Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union University

The book will aid you as you navigate pressing questions:

Get out of survival mode with essential topics:

  • Preparation expands to fill the time you give it. (Chapters 1 & 2)
  • Keep the Sabbath and never work in the evenings. (Chapter 9)
  • Say yes in a timely way so that you can say no more often. (Chapter 3)
  • Don’t try to work when you are exhausted. (Chapters 4 & 10)

more kind words

With honesty and confidence born of long experience, the author shares her vocational journey through the form of the academic year. Along the way, she offers splendid, practical wisdom while sustaining a graced tone of gratitude.
Paul J. Contino
Pepperdine University