How to [anything]

“How to” is married to “how come?” They are partners in our curiosity and creativity. But along with this great beauty comes something much harder to bear. What do you do about the answers that lie beyond your reach? I have only had one teaching job to date, and this past spring I wondered if the grass might be greener. I’ve been honest with employers and interview committees of why I may be seeking other opportunities, and subsequently why I decided to stop having those conversations for the time being. I am overdue for some professional growth opportunities: those moments…