I just finished my last day of work, and I couldn't be happier! I'm free! But it still hasn't entirely set in that I will never have to go back to that job again.
I mailed the books the lent me back to my boss Monday and put my final pay sheet in the mail this evening after my last lesson. Everything is done, and I don't ever even have to think about this job again.
I'm leaving for Oktoberfest tonight, but when I get back from Germany I plan to throw away all my old lesson plans/articles/files etc. and I think that is when it will really hit me that I am no longer a business English teacher and that I will never have to be one again! Though my boss did promise me that if we ever came back to France I could just call her up and have my job back...and as she said this, the thought that went through my mind was "no way in hell!" I plan to sell the other English books that I have and to delete everything English-teaching related from my life and never look back!
It feels so good, and yet hardly believable! Freedom!