What gets you through the toughest times in your teaching career?

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  1. TeacherNY

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    Sounds like this poster's eyes are bigger than her stomach, if you get my drift.
     
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    Sounds like this poster’s brain is smaller than her heart, if you catch mine. :)
     
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  3. LittleShakespeare

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    Oh no, a PhD program is funded. I will not go into debt paying for a PhD when they pay you to research there. My grad school debt is mainly from my master’s degree.

    Also, I held off on the mortgage to minimize my debt first and boost that credit score. That’s why I kept my current job, even when I didn’t want to. I also needed the health insurance for my medicine. :( I’m also working a second job (tutoring) to minimize my debt, and it’s been going pretty well so far. I just tutor on the weekends to make some extra cash.

    I’ve actually stopped taking papers home to grade, and I’ve started noticing a difference in my health. Things have been really great knowing this situation is time-stamped.
     
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    I wanted to know what gets teachers during the tough times, but I feel like this conversation went somewhere else completely. I understand why, and I humbly apologize if my posts have upset anyone. I appreciate how you’ve listened and offered me some kind words of wisdom. I don’t think I’ll be posting for advice in regards to my school. I honestly don’t need to anymore because I have my answer.

    Although I considered your advice and heard multiple perspectives, at the end of the day, I have to do what’s right for me. I have bills. I have a resume to boost. I have students who are counting on me, even if it’s just a small population. I have my family who needs me right now. It’s just six months, and then I’m off to something better. I already handed in my resignation (effective June 15th). Things have gotten a lot easier knowing this isn’t forever. It’s just till June 15th.

    In the meantime, I’m working hard to eliminate my credit card debt, singing in choir again, taking care of my health, going to the gym, and refusing to take work home. I’ll be all right. Just keep me in your prayers. ;)

    Thanks so much, everybody! I hope everyone is adjusting well after winter break. I’m trying so hard not to go to bed at 6:30 PM most days. :p
     
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    Prayer. I look at my daughter's baby book, and seeing how much progress she has made. Seeing my debt load reach 3 digits!
     
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    That’s so awesome. :)
     

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