by Erin Elaine
I remember very clearly the exact moment I found out I had been hired to teach in Spain. I had been on the shortlist for a month, wondering what might happen. Then, checking my email on my laptop at the end of a day of being a substitute teacher, I saw the email. It was May 24th, 2012.
Now, I’m thinking about bringing my time in Spain to a close. I really love it here, more than I can express in words. But career-wise, I feel like I’m treading water. I want to move forward. I want to go out on top and begin a new chapter in my life. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Madrid, and I might even live here again one day, but my gut says that now is the time for change.
I still have 4 more months of teaching here, as well as the summer, in which to make up my mind. But right now I’m going to start updating my resume and start watching for job openings in Washington state. Wish me luck!