Hi there, long time since I've been on the forums after a hiatus of about a year. The reason for that is last May, I left the primary school classroom to return to my older 'career' in IT. Here's my situation - I'm in my late 40s and retrained as a teacher in my late 30s. I pushed myself pretty hard to gain multiple promotions. After almost reaching the top in my school I reached a point where I wasn't sure if pushing myself this hard was good for me or my family. An old friend of mine in the IT industry asked me if I ever thought about returning to the private industry in a similar role to what I did before becoming a teacher. So much to the shock of the school and kids, I left. My current job is reasonably stress free, not bad money and I work from home. But here's the issue - it's boring. My head is going to stew. And feel down - believe it or not - I really miss elements of teaching, particularly managing my own class which I absolutely loved. Elements I didn't love were the usual endless marking and constant needless scrutiny. So, thought I'd pop on here and gather a host of response from anybody hat may have done something similar or maybe anybody that is considering it. It's a strange situation; considering leaving a reasonably placid job which pays well but is mindnumbingly boring to go back to the chalk face. My wife thinks I'm insane and maybe I am. So I'd appreciate the thoughts of my fellow professionals (well, my ex-fellow professional!). Thanks in advance, David.