I have been obsessing over one particular job, although I have applied to many districts. It has been a week since the posting closed so it's probably not good news. Yet, I just would like some true closure. I emailed the principal to ask if the position had been filled and to give some more information about what I can bring the school. I did that yesterday and he didn't respond so I suppose that's my answer. He could have just sent an email that said "filled" and I would have at least felt like my efforts didn't go into a black void never to be heard from again. I felt like I didn't have anything to lose at this point so I gave it a shot with the email. I am still looking and applying at other places as well. I am kinda worn out from this whole summer and the idea of having to do it again next summer is frightening. Even though I work full time in a different field and can't afford to quit to sub, I am going to try to sub a little. It won't be much, but it's something for my resume I suppose. I have a flexible schedule at work so maybe I can do half days or one day a week or something. I might send out some emails to principals volunteering for after school tutoring or something. I am at a loss as to what to do at this point. I wish I could afford to sub full time or to do an LTS position or a parapro. At this point, maybe I should just start my own school. I'd be a shoe in for a job then. Haha. To all of those who found jobs, good luck and congrats!!!!