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  •  I have not yet mentally moved on (2+ / 0-)
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    weck, TexMex

    I check myself on that regularly

    I know I can move on and do so with a somewhat clear conscience.  Have still not determined if that is the correct path.

    As I ponder, I explore multiple options and take steps to give me a wide range of choices.

    Besides the two programs to which I will have applied by the end of this month, I have moved to reinstate my DC certficiate (and may do so as well for my Virginia certificate if I can find the documentation that will allow them to do so), have explored options outside the classroom including in government, politics and non-profits.  Were I to retire I would need about 22-25K/year above my pension and Social Security to make keep current lifestyle..  By beginning to draw Social Security now, I will have picked up 14K by the start of the next school year, and should I retire this year would get a 16K buyout.  That gives me some flexibility in planning, and I am up for two other things (one guaranteed) that will provide another 3-4K by June 30th.  So not having to worry so much about money my considerations can focus on other issues.

    Time to myself is certainly one, although some of the options before me will provide minimal additional free time.

    Thanks for your comment.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 07:00:23 AM PST

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