For much of my life, people have told me, "You should be a teacher." I thought little of such comments because I had bigger ambitions. (I suppose I appreciated the votes of confidence, though, that I could at least do something). Now, if I could go back in time and approach my younger self, I'd say, "You should be a teacher." Then I'd grasp my shoulder, give it a little shake: "No, I mean you should be a teacher. Now." After most of my career on the move, never settling one place too long, it feels weird to say, "I'm going to retire as a teacher." But I will.