So, I chose the school 7 minutes from my house. It was a no brainer. The money stinks and teachers are grossly underpaid considering their education and what they have to put in on any given day, but there are some things you can't buy.
A short commute.
Being close to home.
Being close to your kids.
Teaching in your community.
Not being under constant pressure.
I feel like this school will allow me to teach. It will allow me to better my community. It will allow me to forge meaningful relationships with my students and really be the kind of teacher that is needed in today's world.
So, that was my decision.
Thanks for all of you guys out there who were so supportive. I really appreciate.
I can promise you this...next summer I will not sell a house, I will not buy a house, I will not move, I will not find a new job (unless I totally hate this one, but I don't think I will). I will have a relaxing and enjoyable summer with less stress...so help me God.