I officially resigned today. I just hit "send" on my resignation e-mail to my boss and the school board.
There are a thousand emotions racing through me right now: happiness- because the school has become a toxic environment for me and I no longer have to work in that. sadness- because I've been here for nine years and I've had A LOT of good moments and met A LOT of great people. nervousness- because I'm pretty much unemployed as of June 3rd. hope- because I believe new doors will soon be opening for me. excitement- because I think I'm prepared (been plotting and planning for this since December) and I want to enjoy my freedom. (I still get paid until the end of July.) I have been applying for school/teaching jobs for a while and I will continue to do so until I go to Mexico (which is only 5 weeks away! Yikes!!) amazement that I really took the plunge for a writing career that is still in infancy. I have no contract, no promise of one anytime soon, but I believe in myself and want to chase that dream with everything I have.
For me, this was the only sound decision and with each passing moment I believe it a bit more in my heart. Good things will come because the time is right and I am ready.