That is a question!
Starting this school year, I am reasonably confident that I can officially "retire" without the additional income from substitute teaching.
When I started this blog on the topic of substitute teaching almost 10yrs ago, I didn't really know how long it would last. My original goal was to stick it out for at least one school year and then re-evaluate if I still had any sanity left to continue.
There was a good chance this blog would have been painfully short. To my surprise, one day turned into a whole week, a few weeks became a few months and then the year was over.
Now ten years later, I realize that some of those first 6th graders might now be college graduates! Some might have newly minted teaching degrees. Some might even now be looking to get some early experience by registering as a substitute teacher for this coming school year!
Maybe I'll stick around for at least another year to see if one shows up.