Teaching is one of the most rewarding things that I can do and it is my passion. I don’t feel rewarded or get the flattery that other jobs may receive. However, I do get the joy of spending my days with my students and they make it worth it. The small ah-ha moments and the laughs we share when something hilarious happens are what I live for. Last week was teachers appreciation week and I got lots of lovely notes from students, and it really reminded me why I became a teacher in the first place: The past several weeks have been incredibly hard for me. I am in the midst of a job search, and I am trying to find a job in my hometown. Throughout my search I have interviewed and been turned down. I am trying hard not to take it personal when I am rejected. But that is really hard. It was nice in the midst of my search to be reminded of why I teach and why I continue to pursue a job in this profession despite how difficult it may be. We have five days left of school and I am resolving to enjoy the time I have left with my students. I am moving home because it is the best thing for my family, but I will miss my kids terribly!