burned out lawyer rethinking a new career in teaching
February 21, 2014 5:00 PM Subscribe
I just left law after 18 years as a sole practitioner. I am burned out. I'm not very money oriented, more into helping people and socializing. I like work that has a beginning and end. I've never been a good employee. I thought that I would like to become a high school social science teacher and I now have a license to teach. I'm a 54 yo female.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My anti-authority streak is pretty strong, I am considered fairly creative, although I am not an artist. You may have noticed that I have not written about my love of children. I am drifting and am feeling like I may be making a mistake. The only other thing to do with myself is to clean houses. It is something I have done before. I would like to be a small business owner but can't get more focused than that. As far as capital: I am flat broke.
Do you think I should stop pursuing the teaching jobs?
I would appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you!