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7 years ago, I had what I now refer to as a complete breakdown.
I had just received the fifth email of the day from my then Superintendent, and it wasn’t even 5 am. Her last message was asking me to head up yet another committee (in addition to the three I was already chairing), outside of my contracted hours and my regular classroom duties.
To say that I was burned out as a classroom teacher was an understatement. The burnout was so real it left me physically shaking and crying on the bed next to my husband, who could only look on, horrified, as I informed him, after months of threatening it, that it would be my last day of teaching. Forever.
With that, I left my stable career and stepped into the unknown. I’d like to say that I was terrified to leave the vocation I had been in since college graduation, one that I’d excelled at and invested enough to earn a master’s degree plus 30 hours beyond that, but the truth is, my ignorance about what was to come spared me the appropriate level of fear.
I had no idea how humbling life was about to get, and how truly difficult it was going to be taken seriously. I wrongly assumed that everyone would share my excitement and enthusiasm for my soul’s rebirth.
I write this not to scare you from doing what I did. As hard as it’s been to course-correct, I still view it as one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I don’t regret quitting and rebooting.
Perhaps I read too many inspirational Pinterest posts about starting over though because I never recall anyone telling it like it is. The Second Life Podcast never seemed to focus on anything negative that came in between the first and second life. Or if it did, I chose not to hear it.
If you’re considering a similar move, I feel I should prepare you, so here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly about making a midlife career change.
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