Three months ago I decided that I no longer wanted to be a teacher in Thailand. I had spent seven years trying to make it in this career, but for most it I just felt like a fraud. The truth is that to be a good teacher you need to have a passion for it; this was something that I just did not have. I knew that it would probably be easy for me to continue my job as a mediocre teacher and keep on collecting the pay checks; many other people do it. I just could not live this way though; life is too short.