Big hug to everyone else in my situation! I got up this morning, and the sadness of not having a teaching job hit me again. Hard. It's really hard to be optimistic. I'm hoping and praying openings happen after next week. I'm also sick and tired of hearing that the district I want so badly to teach in is "elite" and it's all about who you know. I have known 7 principals since I was a kid, the hiring director since I was 8...I still don't have a job and would really like to know why!