Myself, this could be the best thing ever for you! I could tell from your previous posts that you were not happy and that can play a part in your illnesses, too.
My husband was a teacher and he loved it. But, when I left teaching to raise our children, he really didn't make enough to support us comfortably. While he was a teacher (math and physical science) he worked with the huge time-share computer at the high school and taught himself how to use it and also wrote the text book that the school system used to teach their new computer classes. Computer science wasn't offered when we were in college. This computer was one of those huge Univac computers and this was about
ten years before PCs came out.
Anyway, he ended up leaving teaching and going into the computer field and it was the best thing he could have done. Any job he had, they would send him to classes and he would come back and teach the rest of the department. This saved money for the businesses and he had these courses added to his resume. He eventually settled into a great company but still kept his fingers in teaching. He taught a computer language at a university one night a week and enjoyed that, too. So your experiences in education can still be used in entirely different positions.
You just might find another teaching position when you get to the DC area or you might find something you like better but don't realize it yet. But, you do know you will be happier and not alone either and those are big pluses.
I'm proud of you for making such a difficult decision and I know you didn't take this lightly. It can be frightening right now but I think you will be far happier there then dealing with what you have in the job you have just left. I'll be praying that the perfect job will be awaiting you when you get there.
Now, pace yourself during your move. You want to feel your best when facing your bright new future.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/17/2013 8:02:32 PM (GMT-6)