I did it. I sent in my resignation to the continuing ed department. After agreeing to teach a class as a favor for a friend two and a half years ago, I found myself regularly teaching classes I wasn’t interested in for less money than I was worth. But the final straw was probably that yesterday was my wife’s birthday and I had a class that I couldn’t move.
I have huge amounts of respect for teachers, but the fact is that I was never very good, and, what’s more, I didn’t enjoy it very much. I’m hoping I can trade a not-very-lucrative side job for some projects that will make me happier.