I would like to help you out. I completely understand your wanting to stay in the workforce doing something that you enjoy. In order to give you some resources, can you tell me what you feel you are "good" at and also what kind of tasks or work you think you would enjoy or things that would keep you interested? For example, you indicated you didn't want to work for the government again (although they typically pay well vs. private industry). You also indicated that you were an assistant in special ed. Do you enjoy teaching others? Do you enjoy problem solving? Do you enjoy working alone or with many others? Are you a big picture person or very detail oriented and meticulous? Are you patient or easily annoyed? If you can give me some additional information, I'll provide you with some ideas and resources. I look forward to helping you.