I have wanted to be teacher for as long as I can remember. I love interacting with the kids and still love teaching. But I am feeling so burnt out by the expectations for schools today, constant parent emails, and lack of direction from my district (i.e. no pacing guides, no real curriculum). I taught at a charter school in Detroit for four years and am in my first year at a nationally recognized public school this year. I thought things would be so much better, but I've come to the conclusion that education in general is a mess! Sometimes I just want to toss in the towel. It is so disheartening when I feel like I plan, prepare, and constantly give my all but still don't feel good enough as a teacher. I love the kids, teaching, and all things curriculum, but I'm exhausted! I feel like I complain all the time about my job and I don't wanna be that person! Sometimes I wonder if it's just me or if other teachers feel the same way!?!?