Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: from the fire roads to the interstate
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I have never regretted leaving teaching.
I left before I became a mother, and I couldn't imagine doing it with kids - for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Plus, I must admit, I really didn't have the teaching spark. You know, that extra special sense of dedication that the best teachers have? I was a decent teacher, but I didn't have that.
These days I am a writer and freelance editor. The editing is here and there and doesn't bring in a whole lot. I've been doing it only since my kids were in school (no way could I have done it earlier). Fortunately, our family doesn't depend on me for income, although the extra I do bring in is welcome.