Hi! I'm new to the forum, and I'm just feeling so discouraged. First off, I'm going to be graduating with my degree next year One semester away, and I'm super excited (Woohoo, lol). The problem is, I've been in Texas for nearly four years, since I got offered a huge scholarship. I couldn't say no, so I left NYC to come here. I don't regret it... I love all the friends and I've made and the education I've received, but my timing has been AWFUL. NY has been on a hiring freeze for quite a while now, which is very discouraging for me. I was really looking forward to graduating and moving back home- I miss my state, my old friends, and most of all, my family. Not to be whiney, but I'm just really frustrated. Sure, I could just take the certification tests, but that doesn't mean that I'll automatically get a job. :/ My dad's really sick right now and I need to be there, but I just don't think I'll get a teaching job in NY right now, as bad as everything is. I really just am at a loss for what to do. Now I feel like I made the wrong decision when I came here? I just don't know Sorry to whine! I'm just feeling so frustrated!