Hi, I've been advised to post here instead of personal. So this is just a thought thread. I have a new job and I'm sure that all of this is just nerves. However I've heard such bad things about our head about how he can flit from one mood to another that it's beginning to unsettle me. If you've read any previous posts you'll know that I am wanting to move to Scotland to be with my parents. I keep looking at my life, I'm working from 8am - 7pm or later every weekday and then at least 5 hours on a Sunday. I can't help but think... is it worth it? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE teaching, I love the reactions, the inspirations etc but at what cost? I want to be near my family, currently I'm 4 hours away and barely get to visit. I'm worried I'm going to get into my 40's or later, look back and realise I've done nothing but work. Basically I'm wondering what people have done after they've left teaching? Maybe I'm in the wrong spot for this because I imagine most people on here are teachers. What sort of jobs did you go into? Are you in different areas of education instead? What about pay? Thanks in advance!