I just got a job as a third grade teacher and this will be my first year. I was really excited but now the anxiety is starting to set in and I'm terrified. I have anxiety problems as it is, in fact it's the reason I didn't teach last year. It can be debilitating. I know deep down that I have all the ability, just not enough confidence. I just keep thinking... do I have any idea what I'm doing? Does anyone know what they're doing their first year? I'm scared that I won't be able to handle it. I've heard of teachers crying and barely making it through their first year, but I'm worried about my anxiety and depression which of course will make the stress of teaching even more difficult to handle. And I have it in my head that maybe I'm not cut out for this, even though it's what I've always wanted to do and everyone who knows me says I'll be great. Student teaching went great. So I don't know why I'm like this. Looking for reassurance and advice.