I'm moving to Florida- who's coming with me?
Seriously, I'm REALLY thinking about it. I went to a job fair for one of the local districts this morning, and there are just SO many people competing for what amounts to a handful of available positions. There were a few people in line with me (it's like Cedar Point; you wait in line for an hour for a 4-minute ride) who are returning to Michigan after leaving for a year or two to gain experience in other states like Florida, North Carolina, etc. They all verified what I already know; there are a LOT of positions available in other parts of the country, particularly down South and out West.
Sure, I wouldn't know anyone and have any friends. But I could also drown my sorrows on the beaches. In November. Plus, I'd be tan and skinny (because I'd be able to work out outside ALL YEAR ROUND).
As we speak, I'm putting my resume up on teachinflorida.com. Yes, it'd be scary as hell to pack up all of my stuff and start over in a new place without knowing anyone. But I've done it before (college, although that was only 3 hours away). And I've been talking for YEARS about wanting to get out of Michigan for a while and live somewhere else. Somewhere warm. Maybe this is the time for me to actually do it.
Of course, I'd feel a lot better if someone came with me. Missy? Nikki?