Should I follow my passion or stick to my job?

Sep - 30 2016 | By

After completing my undergraduate studies, I was lucky to land a job with a multinational company in Atlanta. My name is Bruce Keener from Savannah, Georgia. The company had branches in Eastern Europe and Africa. After one year, I enrolled for a part time master’s degree program at Emory University which made opened more doors for me at the company.

Barely six months after my graduation, I promoted to be the chief operations officer for our African branches. This meant that I had to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya as our African headquarters were based there. For the two years I stayed in Nairobi, I started to feel that my job was not the right thing for me to do. After only one year, I was already contemplating resigning. However, this is not to mean that I did not enjoy my stay in Africa. As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed my stay in Nairobi. The people were warm, welcoming and vibrant. It was in Nairobi that I was able to dispel the stereotypes that we have about Africa and Africans. Nairobi was a world class city with good infrastructure. To be honest, I fell in love with the city and the country as a whole, but I was slowly being alienated from job. I still visit Kenya at least twice annually as I made several investments in the hospitality industry in Nairobi and Mombasa.

After eighteen months in Kenya, I wrote my resignation letter and at that point, I decided to do what I really wanted to do; to make an impact in America’s education system. For the past three years, I have been providing guidance to students on how to go about writing their school papers such as dissertations, essays, assignments and research papers. I have had an amazing time doing it and I believe that I am making a positive impact in their lives.