A year ago when I decided to become a teacher, I intuitively thought that I would not want to live in the same district as my students. My reasons: 1) I like to differentiate my personal life from my work life. 2) I do not think I want to shop with the parents of my students 3) I really enjoy being a husband; as such, I would like be able to perform these duties without having to juggle it with being a teacher while in public I just really want to be able to take off my "teacher hat" when I get off work. I don't want to have to "perform" while I go out to local restaurants or the grocery store. I don't know, I've thought a lot about this. Do any of you experienced teachers have any advice on this?