Excuse my pity party but I am out of ideas and in a funk. I always look over the forum and am so happy for those of you who have found jobs for the upcoming school year, however I feel like I am doing something wrong. I have been looking since March and have had 6 interviews (with budgets being the problem and not having tons of experience). I created an online portfolio, updated my resume and CL, emailed principals...but nothing. I know that IL is really tough but I am starting to feel like everyone around me is getting lucky and I have nothing. After graduating from college I moved to Costa Rica and was a volunteer teacher. Last August I came home and got a one year maternity leave position. I have a k-9 certificate. I have applied for everywhere within a 3 hour radius; I am willing to relocate however not too far because I am recently engaged and my fiance has two more years of grad school. I just am really feeling like I am missing something and becoming extremely depressed about putting my life on hold. I want my own classroom more than anything, but I just have no luck. I am stuck in this rut with no ideas.