• Lacy Starling

#158: I miss teaching. A little.

This winter is the first time in five years that I haven’t taught sales at the University of Cincinnati, and I have to say, I really miss it.


I chose to stop teaching this year because I knew that I would be too busy with two businesses to run and a daughter in elementary school, but it was a truly hard decision. The students I taught have absolutely been a bright light in my career, and they taught me as much as I taught them. (It’s a cliche, but it is also true.)

I will freely admit that I had no idea what I was getting into when I offered to teach the first time in the fall of 2015. My first semester was a wild ride, and I’ll never forget the students who helped me learn how to use the computer systems, navigate the building we were in, and figure out how to communicate the complex topic of “sales” in a way that made sense.


Teaching was incredibly rewarding, and I miss the energy I got from students on the verge of adulthood, navigating the rough waters of internships and first job offers and big life decisions. I’m hopeful that I can return to it someday, when the universe (and my life) isn’t quite so crazy.

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