I had no business quitting my job. I was making exceptional connections with students and the greater community. The retreat program that I oversaw had seen a substantial increase in participation. My church had asked me to join the Parish Council. Local charities were asking me to join their advisory boards. I was recognized as a trustworthy and upstanding teacher.

Everything was a success on the surface, and I was praised for my numerous commitments. My tired spirit and restless heart told a different story.

To be successful in the classroom meant spending most weeknights in my office well past…

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