I'm an introvert. I am energized when I am alone. And drained when I'm around others. As a teacher, I am around others ALL of the time. I can sometimes find time to re-energize on my plan. But, not guaranteed. I love my students and have a really good time teaching. Engaging with students is truly rewarding. But, I feel like I "perform" all day. I put on my happy face, turn on my witty brain, amp up my energy level ... and teach. I love it. But, when I get home ... I'm done. My husband "deals" with it, but I know he sometimes wishes I had more to give at home. I think he sees it as me not getting enough sleep or not making good use of my time. That is probably a small part of it, but I really think the biggest part is just that I need to be alone. He is an introvert, too. So, it is not like he doesn't understand where I'm coming from. Anyone else feel this way?