I just finished the workload for my graduate class. Did you hear the cheers? The class meant a lot of work, and it took a lot of energy that I didn't have (darn clinical depression and anemia), but the total time and energy (and monetary) investment was worth it. I learned many fabulous new teaching tools, and I am now certified to teach online. That's the biggest part: I have another option in my future. Just knowing that I might not have to endure another year as damaging as this one - well, knowledge is power.