I've thought long and hard about it, and I hate quitting at anything I start...but I'm going to have to throw in the towel for this Instructional Assistant position that I took on in October. The same week I started the IA job (3 hours/4 days a week) my PT job that I have been at for 3 years asked me if I would like a FT position. Of course I said yes, because this increases my income by half! Anyway, I wake up at 6 and have to be to the IA job by 8...leave there by 11:15 to be at my FT job by 12! Then I don't get off til 8pm...get home at 9pm and eat and then just go to bed. Four days a week...my life is crazy and I feel like I'm on the go go go constantly. It's really starting to stress me out. So I made the decision last week, after talking it over with husband and a good friend of mine that is a teacher...and decided that I'm draining myself and it could quite possibly be for nothing. The school I'm an IA at is very small...and I know anything is possible, but none of the teachers are planning on leaving with this economy. So what I'm telling myself is that I'll put my all (again) into finding a teaching job this upcoming spring. Buuuuut...is that even what I should really do? Getting into teaching right now is really starting to scare me. It's already hard enough to get tenured at a school...but I think it's 10 times harder in these rough times that we're facing. I continue to look for teaching jobs and I will...but I really feel like I should just stick to my FT job because it is stable, supports my husband and I...and I have seniority in my department. I know I've already made my decision, but what do you guys think?