I know it's really early in the year but... I love my job - my school, my grade level, my coworkers. But I do not love the area DH and I had to move to in order for me to have this job. Both of us are homesick for our former area. His family and most of our friends live in that area, it's less expensive, and we just like it better! DH actually still works in the former area (hasn't found a job here) and is commuting an hour each way. Moving to the former area and me commuting an hour each way is not an option because traffic patterns would make that hour more like 2. (Did I mention I'm in So Cal?) Has anyone out there gotten a new job after their first year of teaching? I know I will need to ask my P for a letter of rec - isn't it awkward to have that conversation when of course you may not get another job and will need to stay at your current school? I know having a year of teaching experience has to help a little, right? We moved in the first place because the job market is much tougher where we used to live. I'm just looking for some insight. We may decide to stay here another year, but this is something DH and I are seriously considering. Jobs outside of teaching aren't an option because I need to finish year 2 of BTSA (CA's induction program) so I can clear my credential. So we will stay here if there are no jobs to be found near our former area.