I'm very seriously considering leaving teaching, because I simply don't enjoy it and don't want to do it any more. I've had an unsettled year, and have just started work at school number 3 for this year (having just moved 300 miles from home). This job isn't what I expected it to be, it's much further away from my new home than I would have wanted (I spend 2 hours a day driving there and back). The staff are nice and welcoming, and the children are lovely too, but it's not a good fit. I've not been here long but I know it's not for me. There's a potential I may be moved closer to home in September but even so, I don't want to be onto school number 4 in the space of a year, and the bottom line is, I don't want to teach right now. I've been considering this decision since last summer, and the only reason I can think to stay is that teaching pays better than another job I could get - But I can't stay just for the money. I was signed off sick for a month before I moved, and I was dreading starting my new job. While I feel better, and less horrid, I still don't feel great and hate the stress teaching places on my life. I also can't stand the idea of staying til Christmas, so if I'm going I need to get on with it. I've only been teaching for 4 years, and while I haven't always enjoyed my experiences, especially this last year, I know that others have it so much worse and are still sticking with it - am I being weak by giving in? Also, any advice for career changes from teaching? This job is what I've worked towards since I was 15 so I hate that I'm considering chucking it away, but my heart just isn't in it any more. My degree before teacher training was English Literature and Creative Writing if that helps. My brain is muddled with all this and so I'm hoping someone can get my thoughts in order. Thanks.