Hi, everybody. I'm really ashamed of myself. I can't seem to stop crying today. I worked as a long-term sub at my school. The teacher I was filling in for got into some legal troubles. It was my very first year teaching. I had no experience, and I was hired via alternate route. I made some terrible, terrible mistakes. I'm so ashamed to say what they are, but I need to get this off my chest. There were days when I lost my temper and didn't control my tongue. On several occasions, the kids got me so mad and heartbroken that I snapped back at them, I cursed, and I said some awful things. What's worse is that they heard me. I love teaching, more than anything in the world. But I feel like I shouldn't be in this profession because of what I've done. No teacher should ever make her students feel bad. I've made some terrible mistakes that I can't take back. The principal wants me to come back in September, but on a long-term sub's pay. I think I should try to find another district and start anew, but do you think I should find a different profession? I don't think I can get past my mistakes and how I've made my children feel. I feel like such a failure and I can't stop crying. I should be happy that I survived my first year, but I hate myself for what I've done. Please be my saving grace. Should I resign from this profession? How can I ever get past this mistake?