Having worked in an office environment for almost a year, I have come to fully appreciate how much better your quality of life can be working in different environments each day. Not just stuck indoors, at a desk, looking at a screen most of the day. Being around different people and having the freedom to choose how you approach your daily life does have its advantages.
I guess I am in a better position now to reflect upon these things, I guess strangely what’s best about this is that having the experience gives you the chance to put things into a perspective that others don’t have; helps you see things in another light.
I spent almost 3 years teaching English in China full or part time and it was one of the most interesting and rewarding things I’ve ever done. At times it was tough, frustrating and difficult, but overall I still beleive it’s a positive thing to do if you ever get the chance.
Saying this, teaching is an incredibly tiring thing to do. It is not like a desk-job – you have to constantly be on the ball and the amount of speaking/exertion of energy is quite high, which can really drain you.
I would say that it is more tiring than the 7am-7pm day I have at the moment, even with all the commuting.