This afternoon I received an email from the educational software company with whom I interviewed twice over the past few weeks. I was offered the position. I should be jumping for joy, but instead I'm just more conflicted.
Late last week I spoke with my former boss, the principal of the school in California where I taught for the last 6 years we lived there. There is an opening there for next school year, and she said she'd love to have me back on board.
I know, I have been trying to find the escape hatch from the teaching rut for years, and here it is now right in front of me. Still, the opportunity to go "back home" (Phoenix is most definitely NOT my home), be closer to my family (as dysfunctional as they may be), and be back in a work enviornment that is friendly and familiar really appeals to me at the moment...not to mention going back to a world where teachers make a livable salary!
This is a dilemma, admittedly a better dilemma than I was in one week ago, but a dilemma nonetheless. I'm going to have to sleep on this one, and pray hard on it as well. I hope things are clearer in the morning!