Almost two weeks ago, I filed into an office tower that sits above Powell Station in San Francisco for something that I thought I'd never experience again: the first day of school.
I always liked going out into the world and getting work done much more than talking about things in a classroom. Case in point: my senior year, I dropped the "Campaigns & Elections" course at my university so I could spend more time working on the 2008 Obama campaign in New Hampshire. So when I graduated in the spring of 2009, I didn't think I'd ever return to the classroom.
But as the years passed, I moved farther away from doing work that I loved, and work that