05 Sep '13, 5pm

Running From Stress and Anxiety: My Story:

Running From Stress and Anxiety: My Story:

Given all of this, you might think that my anxiety was why I decided to quit my job as a college professor. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it wasn’t part of the decision process, but it was far from the main motivating factor. Teaching was actually the part of the job I liked most, and helping students find their way into a career was a source of great joy. The reason I quit that job was to once again pursue happiness over ambition. I had climbed nearly to the top of the academic ladder (made it to dept. Chair and one promotion away from Full Professor), and the higher I got the less I liked what I saw, and the more stressful life became. This was good, old-fashioned job stress, not anxiety, and at times it also could become acute. I would have been much happier as an adjunct or lab instructor where teaching was my only duty and it involved a kind of anxiety I could dea...

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