Maybe I'm in a total funk....or maybe my last year completely drained me emotionally and diminished my confidence, but I am NOT looking forward to heading back to school this year. At all. In fact, I get downright depressed with the thought of having to start curriculum planning and all the back to school stuff. I have more students than last year, more behavior issues (though they are less major than the problems I experienced last year), and more pressure. I'm already getting overwhelmed with all the upcoming events and holidays that will be taking place in the first few months of school, and we're not even out of July yet! I want to enjoy my summer as much as possible, but I know that I'm going to regret not planning more come September. But at the same time, I don't even know where to start! I'm so afraid that I will have a repeat of last year if I don't do it right, and I'm getting anxiety. Any thoughts on how to shake this feeling? I do love teaching (I can't imagine doing anything else), but I'm just not feeling it this year.