I haven't logged in for a while now, but while I was teaching, I loved coming in here for ideas and suggestions. I learned so much from everyone. The past three years have been a challenge. I became a Vice-Principal, and went through 3 changes administration changes. Every year, we had a new principal! It was a nightmare, yet its been well worth it. It is exhausting, but I love what I do. However, I didn't get my degree in administration, I went for school counseling. Since I work at a private school, the pay is still under $27,000. I know money isn't everything, but with student loans, it has been difficult. I have recently felt the pressure to try and apply for a counseling job from my family. I have started studying for my exam, since I am not yet a certified school counselor in Texas. I plan to apply by April. My fear is that I won't like it, or that after 10 years of being in the same school I will have a hard time adjusting. I have heard so many different things about school counselors, do you know what school counselors do at your school? We don't have a school counselor, so I really can't ask anyone. Has anyone ever left their job after 10 years or more? Was the transition difficult? The guilt I feel is that I have such close relationship with all my teachers, I would hate to leave. However, I think deep down I know I want more for my husband and I. I want more for me.