I've recently undergone a significant transition in my life that involved pulling up most of my roots, ending a decade-long relationship, and moving out into a town that consists entirely of a High School and a Gas station.
It's been an unexpectedly interesting series of adjustments, but the small class sizes and simple educational environment make it ideal place for me to do some growing in my early years as a teacher. I've already gained a great deal more in basic skills than I ever could in the stressful, crowded classrooms I encountered back in the city.
But it is really lonely and isolated out here. It'd be nice if I had some adults to talk to about just about anything other than how the new crazy, testing schedule is screwing up my plans.
I have to actively remind myself that I have life goals beyond grading papers in front of Netflix.