So....I'm quitting my job.....
You read the title right....I am in the process of quitting my job.
I am currently in a team leader position (basically I get paid about $1 more per hour than the program assistants) in an after-school care program at my kids' school. I do enjoy my job when I am actually doing the job part of it---working with kids, tutoring them, etc. I don't love the politics that have become very apparent to me in the last couple of weeks (due to events that I will not go into) and I just get the sense that if I don't leave now then things will turn bad both for me professionally and for me personally. My gut is telling me that it is time to move on.
I don't have anything lined up concretely right now. I will finish out this school year (which is another 2 weeks---May 28th will be my last day) and then I will move forward. For the summer, my plan is to tutor and research and see what the market is where I live for becoming a full time tutor. My dad seems to think that I should look into starting my own extended care type of programming and while the idea is intriquing I can't see it being in place at least for a year or 2.
Life is definitely going to be different. We are in a position where Bill's salary pays the bills, keeps our shelter over our head and food in our stomachs and my paychecks go toward fun stuff. We will need to really watch our budget but everything is telling me that this is the right move. Honestly I am excited to take this next step, but I am also scared to death that it won't work out and it will affect my kids. I just have to have faith and work hard to make sure that it does work out.