I’m trying desperately to focus on my long-term goals to carry me through this semester. My morale is very low, and if given a legitimate opportunity, I would jump ship in the blink of an eye. Every day it gets a little more difficult to care more about my students’ educations than they do, and that frustration is wearing me down.
So instead of focusing on what I’m doing day to day, I’m thinking about why I’m earning this paycheck: 1) to keep my child support up-to-date and 2) to get the farm operational. Outside of that, I am trying to no longer let the job get to me. I’ve given my all, and that’s not been good enough, so I’ll give what I can and let the future unfold as it will.
Many of us have sounded the alarm bell, and to date, it has gone unheeded. I refuse to feel guilty for turning away from this profession.
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It’s very frustrating to me that everyone thinks teaching is such a rewarding job. It can be, but a lot of the time it isn’t. Don’t feel guilty and be proud of the time you put in. I taught middle school for six years and had enough. I might go back one day but for now I’m content. Now, when I see the teachers I used to work with, they look more miserable than before. I remember this when ever I feel regret, and I feel much better. It’s sad that even the best teachers get worn down.
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