Hi everyone. Please be kind, I'm a little emotional today. I have been a Primary teacher for 6 years. I have been thinking about leaving the profession for the past year and a half, and after a relationship break down last year moved back home. I decided that I would leave teaching this year and have living at home to fall back on in case it took time to find a job, then pick myself up for the next step of looking to buy a house etc. Then Covid. I decided it wasn't wise to leave my job (in a very nice school, might I add) at this time. Living at home during lockdown and everything has had quite an impact on my mental health, and I am desperate to have my own space. I want to buy a place, and can afford to as I have saved up a very healthy deposit. I have considered renting but all of my friends and family tell me not to waste my money when I can afford to buy. My issue is - should I buy at a time where I hope to leave my teaching job next year? My hope is to buy something that wouldn't be at the top end of my borrowing range so that even if I have to (and most probably will have to) take a pay cut, I could still afford the mortgage. What would your advice be? In regards to a new career, I'm not sure what I want. I like to think that I am quite a creative person, organised, calm, reflective. I will try and find a new career potentially honing in on these skills if I can, I'm currently scoping the market to see what's out there, and re-writing my CV. I just feel so stuck in every aspect of my life at the moment - living situation, relationships, career. If you have any advice it would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.