It wasn’t easy, but I finally made my decision and turned in my 2 weeks’ notice at work. It was scary because I didn’t have a job lined up, but I felt so much better after I did it!
After making the decision and looking at the job postings in Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal, I emailed my resume to a charter school in Albuquerque. Monday I got an email asking me if I could come for an interview on Wednesday. I did, and I felt cautiously optimistic as I drove home. Wednesday afternoon I followed up with an email of thanks and asked if they needed any additional documents or information. The reply on Thursday asked for references, which I emailed Thursday evening. Friday I was offered a job. And I accepted it.
I will be working at a charter high school as a math aide. It will actually be very similar to what I have been doing, and I find myself looking forward to it a lot. I start on Monday, August 12. The pay is not quite as much as I made in my current job, but the working conditions will be better, and the pay is for a school year, not a calendar year, so it will actually be better, too!