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Episode 42: I Turned Down Nike to Live in Concord

Season 5 - Life Before Kids
Season 5 - Life Before Kids
Episode 42: I Turned Down Nike to Live in Concord
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Show Notes

In the fall of 1989 I returned to Concord after almost 10 years in Boston. I needed a fresh start: to get sober, to get into a good relationship, to get out of debt, and to start my career as a teacher. In order to achieve all that, I turned down running for Nike and broke up with a boyfriend. It was a rocky first 2 years back in Concord, but I started to get involved in my community and worked on bettering my relationships. 

Key Takeaways: 

[6:32] The fall of 1989 and returning to Concord  

[8:40] I turned down an opportunity to run for Nike for a boyfriend

[10:10] Having dedication, but lacking consistency because of partying and alcohol  

[11:59] Moving back in with parents and drinking too much 

[13:45] Teaching at a new school and starting off on the wrong foot 

[15:14] Recognizing I needed to make a change in my life and go to AA

[16:25] I cut off people from my life in Boston

[18:55] Trying to get more involved in the community by doing a play and running 

[21:24] 2nd year in Concord and losing my job 

[23:42] My relationship with Chaz in the first 2 years 

[26:40] Reconnecting with my parents and siblings 

[28:41] Starting to coach at Concord High

[29:44] Never feeling secure in a relationship, rushing about, and goal setting

[31:14] Summer of 1990 and working at Walker school

[32:55] Please give feedback for the podcast 

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