43. The Big Show

I decide to enjoy my job and forget about the work I came here to do.
For now.
My head is in a mess.
I decide to relax, forget about what happened with the church and just try to enjoy my life as an English teacher.
I’m in Cambodia!
I’ve got a great job.
I love it.
The students are awesome, so easy to teach.
I get my first observation from Deborah Harrop, my manager.
The feedback is excellent.
She says I clearly enjoy teaching and that the students pick up on that. She says I’m friendly and approachable, lively and dynamic.
The report is golden.
Treasure.
I cherish it.
I do love teaching. Debs is right.
Its using all of the skills I learned during my acting training:
Speaking, listening, working with words – and keeping your audience engaged.
Plus, I’m just so pleased to have a job I enjoy, which is well paid.
After years of working front of house at a west end theatre, scraping by on coins in my hat from street theatre in Covent Garden, and before that, 20 years ago, living off a life of petty crime in gangland London…
I don’t know it yet, but those 2-3 years as a crack addict in my early twenties, playing the role of a gangster in gangland London, was to prove invaluable training for the work God had prepared for me to do in Cambodia.
Crack addiction in gangland London was the dress rehearsal.
Crystal meth addiction in gangland Cambodia was to be the BIG SHOW.

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ – a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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