I recieved a job offer two weeks ago. Slept on it over the weekend. Accepted, and gave my two weeks the following Monday. I was hired to work as a implementation coach for this software company. In short, I will teach new clients how to first use the software. When hubby and I moved to this region, I looked for two years, applied to hundreds of jobs from full-time, part-time, aides, paras, assistants, everything. This region is just way too saturated. Even in the good days of education it was tough here. It doesn't help that the university in this town is pumping out teachers every year. The best job I could get at a school district, 45 min drive away, was this afterschool job. I work alongside people who just graduated from college. Two of them are immature and makes all of us look bad.... But I digress... So, that said. I reevaluated my life and career goals. This month I decided to apply to any job that sounded interesting and looked like something I could do. I ended up applying to two software companies, a news station, and three other businesses. After a week of applying, I received an invitation to two of the jobs I applied to. One of them involved three rounds of interviewing. First phone, two in person. It was very grueling and quick. It started on a Monday, and by Friday night I received the offer. I was in shock. Here I was, ready to make a huge decision. Take a risk, pop my safety bubble and try something totally new, or decline it and just keep trying to find a job as a teacher. In reality, I've been miserable. It's been tough being a teacher in this economy. Sunday night, I accepted the offer and emailed in my paperwork. This coming Friday will be my last day. My supervisor and the principal were sad to hear me go, but understands where I'm at. There is nothing they can do to keep me. No jobs. That's what I want, an actual teaching job. It won't happen. I'm terrified though. This is a huge change for me. I wonder, in the next few years, will I regret this moment or will I be happy and wish I did this sooner? Anyways, I'll soon no longer be a regular classroom teacher. Well, this is all if I pass the background check... Which I'm sure I will.