So, I'm having somewhat of a dilemma. Just before Christmas my mother passed away (completely unexpectedly) and the school were very supportive. However, since then I'm finding it hard to give my all to work and I feel tied down. I am thinking I want to use my inheritance (I'm only 26) to go travelling and quit my job. I love where I work but I feel if I need this break from everything that has happened. I did consider asking the school if they would keep my job open for a year but we have a new head since Jan and, as yet, he doesn't even know I exist. My dilemma is do I just quit even if my job isn't kept open? And how do I keep myself motivated for the rest of the year, when at the moment it feels like my life has fallen apart? Any opinions appreciated!