I "fell" into education. Was a steelworker and fell off a building and had to start a new career. There was a teacher's college in my town and as I recovered, I went to school.
I've always been a self learner, curious type. Spent hours in libraries, "the headquarters of civilization". To me, teaching is just an extension of my normal curiosity about the world.
Started teaching overseas for lack of jobs in Canada (1990). Then, went to many other countries, got an M.Ed. and also started teacher training and developing curriculum. Now, very much a leader in the field of educational technology and work with many sites/teachers to develop the use of technology in language classrooms.