I have been actively pursuing a job as an art teacher for six years. In those six years, I had two long-term leave art positions (three years experience in total). I feel as if I will never land a permanent job teaching art and I'm ready to give up. I hear and read many stories of people getting jobs right after their student teacher and I have to wonder "What on Earth am I doing wrong?" I've met with principals, advisors, colleagues, etc. to discuss what I can do differently. Every single person tells me the same thing: "Just keep doing what you're doing, any school would be lucky to have you!" These sentiments have given me a false sense of reality. For years, I always thought my time would come. But now I have come to realize that what I have diligently worked so hard for may never happen. And so my question to everyone is this: Do we press on and continue toward the dream or do we count our losses and move on?