2009 began with an itch to get back into teaching so the first part of that year was spent shopping around in my old haunts--Penuel School of Theology, Asian Theological Seminary and then some. Transitions in Penuel (new president) somehow pulled me in that maybe I would reintegrate myself back into that community.
But my mind was mostly somewhere else.
As the middle of the year drew closer the start of the new school year, different meetings were held in Penuel. I thought that my long hiatus from seminary work (I stopped in 2005) somehow got it out of my system and I simply need to immerse myself once again to get my heart and mind back in place.
But my heart was mostly somewhere else.
It was in the middle of one meeting that things fell into place. When that meeting started, I mentally resolved that at the end of that meeting, I would walk up to the academic dean and ask for a teaching assignment. During the meeting, with my heart and mind constantly being slapped silly to focus because it kept flying off elsewhere (ala Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes...), a message came into my mobile phone--why not teach photography in De La Salle University (DLSU) and/or De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).
My heart and mind snapped into attention.
When that meeting was over, I stood up and walked to the academic dean and said that I would like to sell some of my theology books--I would not need them anymore. Subsequently, after the dust settled and the paperwork were done, I am now part of the A.B. Photography program of DLS-CSB.
I am now teaching again.