On paper/screen it looks crazy. I admit that. But it doesn't change the way I feel.
After about 20 years of instrumental tuition I don't want to start the new term, I feel ready for a change and have an interview for a slightly-over-the-minimum-wage job.
I actually love teaching and most of my pupils seem fond of me too, but the drawbacks have got to me.
I don't at all mind working hard , but I'm still skint all the time because so much of it is necessarily unpaid.
I feel that I can't always teach the way I want to, at least in schools, where the music hub who put me there insist on offering 20-minute sessions (even for the older kids) and where the parents are obsessed with exams.
I feel as if I haven't moved on, still doing exactly the same thing after all this time, although my friends are scaling the ladder.
The only thing making me hesitate is that whenever I meet new people they invariably say what a lovely job I have! I've never been in thrall to other people's opinions but of course I agree with this! It is a lovely job, and has become my identity to some degree.
So why am I so desperate to go off and take a low status role working for a big company?