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Posted by OP on 10/4/2019, 12:30 pm, in reply to "Re: Quitting
Awesome! Thank you!
I found myself in a similar situation about 10 years ago. I decided in year two at a school that it was not worth it. And... I knew around November 1st.
I did literally everything I could to make my leaving a complete shock. I held my head up high, did my job, left at a reasonable time each day and didn't do anything beyond what was required of me.
Confidently knowing that I was leaving actually made my year go a lot better. Every bit of adversity was met with an inner attitude of "I'm not going to have to put up with this next year." Then I would focus on a solution to the problem and move on with my life.
I went and had lunch with my wife and/or kids anytime I could. I started reading more. I watched every star wars movie in order with my son. I still pushed for an honor band tape (and had to pull my tape from state, but whatever...). I did right by the students, then left it all behind when I locked the band hall each day.
You can do it. Seek a mental health professional if necessary. Turn in your keys on June 1st and don't look back.