Many days during my transition, I often felt displaced—not quite a full-fledged teacher, yet no longer a full-time journalist. I still don’t know quite how to respond when someone asks me what I do for a living. I am not exactly who I was before. I am someone more. I am a teacher who has learned that not only is it possible to remake myself, but also exhilarating. Instead of settling into my life, I shook it up. Instead of clinging to the safe road, I veered off into an unexplored path.