When Is It Time to Leave?

StartI recently decided to leave my job of almost ten years.  If you listen to my podcast, TTIT, you might be surprised I didn’t leave earlier.  I have made frustrations with MISD and public education known.  However, the time was not right for my departure until recently.   I still felt a sense of mission at my current school.  However, things began to change and I knew it was time to go.

Here are the signs I used to determine it was time to move on:

  1. A sense of missions was lost – I no longer felt “called” to my place
  2. I was “phoning” it in – I still showed up and did my job each day, but I found it harder to bring fresh ideas.
  3. The days seem so LONG – my sense of enthusiasm was gone, I no longer came to work eager to impart knowledge on my young students.
  4. Where is the challenge? – this is similar to the others, but I could do this job in my sleep, I had done the same thing for years.
  5. I no longer saw hope – I no longer felt as if things might change, I began to accept the fact it was the way it was.

There were other signs, but these were the big ones for me.  Do these fit you?  If so, it may be time to change your job.  It was for me. I received confirmation when a larger work load and an extra job were an enticement because of the new possibilities of what could be done.  I can’t wait to get started.  I have been reading new things and am planning a “new” way of teaching. To be your best, it is vital to know when to start again. Click To Tweet

For me I have had a rebirth.  I will miss much about my “old’ job, but I think it was time to move on.  Time for me and for my old school.  We both get a much needed fresh start.  What do you think?  Until next time, peace.


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