This is the first entry ever! Priority one is to find someone who has done what I have done. I'm not being melodramatic here, I just need to communicate with any teacher who has by conscious decision left the profession. I did it quickly over the course of one weekend and didn't go back. What are you doing now? I was exhausted when I left, I'm replenished now, but still tired of hearing, "Your courageous, but crazy to leave that kind of money and all that time off." It came down to my physical and mental well-being, that's what it came down to. I have not resigned, that would be a mistake, but I do not anticipate upcoming negotiations for a graduated return to go very well. If there is someone out there (I know you exist!) contact me.
I've been writing " morning pages" as defined by Julia Cameron in her book "The Artist's Way for months now. Priority two would be to use Blurty as a vehicle to do those daily pages. It would give me solid practice in writing spontaneosly at the screen. It will take awhile to share things in cyberspace that once could only be seen by myself.