Well, I sent all of the paperwork off to the AZ DOE to attempt to get a reciprocal license. $69 for fingerprints then another $60 in application fees all so I can apply for jobs. I grew up in Phoenix. I've been in So Cal longer than I actually lived in AZ at this point, but I'm so ready to go back for so many reasons...I guess if it's meant to be, it will work out and I'll find a job. Sadly, I think I may have started this process too late since school starts there in August, not Sept like here in SoCal. If I have to wait another whole year, before I see any career movement, I don't know what I'll do. Deal with it, I guess. I don't mind doing my time subbing. However, two years seems like enough time, although I've spoken to other subs who have done it much longer. I get compliments and call backs, so I know I'm good at it, despite the rather dim view many take of subs. This credential-clearing thing is hanging over my head. I really don't know how that works if you change states, but I'll worry about all that when I must. Who would have ever thought it was so hard to just be a teacher? I don't mean that the actual job isn't hard. I'm referring to the market. It's so hard to actually become employed as a teacher! I'm feeling very defeated. I'm not used to having so little control over things. All I can do is keep trying I guess.