Hello, everyone! I'm writing this because I am confused, and I need to vent. I'm hoping that maybe some of you are in/were in the same situation as myself and can give me some advice as to what I should do or what you yourself did when you encountered this problem. I used to teach high school, but burned out after about 6 years. I got sick of all the hard work and little pay, very little free time for friends and family on the weekend. I'm married now (wasn't then) and am getting ready to have my own family. So I left teaching in search for a job....something where I could go to work, come home and not worry about it. I work for an online retailer in a contact center. I take a few phone calls, but mostly deal with writing customer emails and live chat. There are aspects about it I love, mainly not having to entertain a room full of misbehaving adolescents, free time in the evenings and weekends and pretty decent pay for what I do. HOWEVER....I am having a bit of a self-esteem issue. Sometimes I say to myself "You used to be a teacher. A TEACHER. You were in charge. Now look at yourself, sitting here plugged into your computer like a little peon! LOL" And then I question if I wasted my college degree. BUT....when I was teaching, I'd say to myself, "What are you doing? You went to college for this? To basically work at big kid daycare, dealing with kids who are 4'nothing telling you to F*** off? You're better than this!" I don't know what I want, I don't know what I should do or what mental approach I should take to this. Anyone here ever been in a similar situation? What did you do and how did you handle it?