As many Americans do, I gain a lot of self-worth from the work that I do. It’s where I spend the majority of my time and energy. And when things don’t work out the way I want or hope, typically that results in my feeling like I’m not good enough as a person. I’ve spent my entire career working for non-profits or on public sector projects because my desire has always been to help people. It seems in my current job though, I’ve become so far removed from the feeling of actually helping people that I’ve been feeling unfulfilled. Some of you know that in addition to my full-time consulting job, I also run a non-profit to sponsor children to go to school in India. Education has always been important to me and I feel like it’s everyone’s innate right to be educated, regardless of their plight and standing in life. I’ve also been deeply moved and hurt by seeing how the US in particular has been turning away refugees in record numbers, not allowing people (and children especially) a chance at a better life. I decided to look into ways to help and found something perfect. I am going to start volunteering to teach English to refugees and immigrants. It’s a way to finally feel like I’m really helping people again, while also ensuring that people are being educated and growing in their potential. I’m beyond excited to reignite some passion and remind myself that there’s life outside of my office; and I can use that life to help others’ lives.