School started yesterday. I'm still on "special assignment" with the school district, so I didn't have the stresses of preparing a classroom and meeting new students. I don't know if I will ever go back to the classroom. Teaching is an extremely difficult and tiring job, yet also very worthwhile. However, during my last few years, the difficulty, fatigue, and absence of a life wasn't worth the little satisfaction I was receiving. I would love to stay in education because I still love working with kids and I think I can make an actual difference in the lives of adults, as well as children.