stepping away from teaching
After a lot of reflection I chose to resign my teaching position this week.
I had been riding the coronacoaster, white knuckled and hanging on through daily ups and downs and crazy turns.
I start a new job on Monday in an industry with less risk. The pay will be the same, although there may be bonuses, with better health benefits and a 401K. The hours will be a lot less, and the schedule more manageable. I will not have to purchase supplies, or answer email and text outside of work hours.
The wardrobe will be a little different. No more art t-shirts with Mona Lisa Dabbing, or Complimentary Color jokes. No more Birkenstocks with Sesame Street character socks.
There will be a lunch hour, not 20 minutes between parents calls and running to the copier. I will be able to pee when I need.
And I might get to drive a forklift again...