So, I saw a posting for a new job over break, applied, interviewed, and was hired in a whirlwind almost all this week. I accepted, but still have yet to officially sign contract. I have given notice at my school and they have posted. I visited the new classroom today and the teacher who is moving on is extremely helpful and loves this school, but I am having second thoughts! My current school is a 140 mile round trip commute. This one would be 76. Current six preps turns to three. Pay is almost the same. My heart is breaking over admin that has been nothing but supportive and was jump at the chance for me to stay. Students love me. I am so sad to think of missing them. New school room is half the size with half the resources ( think a third of the glassware for Chem) and half the freedoms (they won’t let me have my own mini fridge in there...ice for labs....what? Or microwave. School seems older. Class sizes a little bigger but not much. I am clouded by emotions right now over leaving my starter school, but it is mostly about the commute. I have applied at even closer schools with no results the past year or so. I feel I should make a change...but literally have this weekend to maybe back out. Personal experience and feedback and encouragement is extremely welcomed!