I've only been doing this for a couple years. I'm at a point (about the same point last year when I was feeling the same way) where I feel like I've hit a wall in many ways when it comes to my outlook on my job. I'm basically feeling the stress now. I'm exhausted, I'm constantly thinking about my job (which adds to the exhaustion) worrying, working, etc. Weekends go by in a flash, after work on Fridays I feel so free and peaceful, Sundays that knot in the stomach starts to hit me. And don't get me wrong: I have a nice job with a nice class. I also have another new teacher with me at school, who shares my sentiment when it comes to hitting a wall. Does this get better or easier, the more you're in it? I'd like to get to the point where I can just leave work at home, enjoy my time away from school, and generally look forward to coming to work every day. When I think of the job and how people stay in it for so long, I suppose it must get easier in terms of managing the stress?