Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying my first year. But when am I going to stop feeling like an idiot? I am not a person with an overly inflated ego, but one thing I always felt like I had going for me was intelligence. While I haven't lost any IQ points, my vast lack of experience makes me feel like I don't have a clue what I'm doing sometimes! Every day there is a new situation that I have no idea how to handle. I have never had a job that made me feel so inept or so inferior to the people around me. My fellow teachers get excited about conferences and test scores and data and I'm struggling just to plan decent lessons and stay on top of grading. I guess I am more frustrated than usual because teaching is my second career and I feel like other friends my age are much more comfortable/advanced in their careers. I know it comes with experience, just need a little encouragement I guess. Tired of being a newb. Thanks for "listening"