Post # 1
…And I couldn’t be more ecstatic.
Well, I didn’t really quit but rather gave notice that I won’t be returning next year as a teacher. ANYWHO…
I have been deliberating for a long time whether to leave teaching, and finally, Darling Husband and I decided that we could financially manage for me to leave the classroom and find something I really enjoy and am passionate about. I don’t want to advertise on Facebook or Twitter that I’m leaving, so I figured I would share with you Bees because I am SO EXCITED. I really believe that in order to be an effective teacher, you need to 100% desire to be there. I just am not feeling that way anymore and think it’s my time to leave instead of dragging future students down in future years because it is not fair to them!
Anyways, 40 days to go!
Post # 3
Woohoo! I am excited for you! I know how good that feels.
Post # 4
Cool, what do you wnat to pursue?
Post # 5
Congrats to you! Ride that high (:
Post # 6
Nice! I actually just wrote a letter to the asst super today asking about another position. When your heart isn’t into teaching anymore, it just isn’t. Unfortunately, we need my salary to survive! Arg!!
Post # 7
Congrats! You’re so lucky to be able to follow your heart on this!
Post # 8
@brideatbeach: You are SO right. My Dad, a former Math teacher, thinks that most teachers should put in a few years and move on. Or work then teach for a while. You get stale. He left teaching when I was born and had tutored thru the years. You might want to maybe do something like that until you settle on your passion!
(this is not a slam on teachers just one former teacher’s perspective)
Post # 9
Congrats! You must feel so relieved. Do you know what other areas or careers you want to pursue?
Post # 10
@HisIrishPrincess: I completely agree with your dad’s sentiments. This is my sixth year teaching; I loved it prior, and I fell out of love with it towards the end of last year. I think I have been a good teacher this year and done a good job at disguising my unhappiness with it, but I know I would be a stereotypical “burnout” next year, and that’s not fair to the kids.
I am thinking of pursuing journalism. I have always been interested in it and now actually have the option to pursue it.
Thanks for all of the feedback! IDK how I will get through the next 40 days with all of this pent-up excitement over the future. 😛 lol
Post # 11
Good for you, standing up and making a hard decison to make yourself happy. Best of luck in your new career, whatever that might be!
Post # 12
Wow congrats!!! I did the same thing a few years ago… But the opposite.. Quit my job to teach! Whatever you do will be worth it to be happy!
Post # 13
@brideatbeach: Woo hoo!!! Hopefully you can find something you enjoy doing soon 🙂