Good Evening All, I am an NQT just about to start my third term. I have read the horror stories, happy stories and other stories on the forum and all I want to know it does it (being work/life balance) get any easier? I love the job and it is very rewarding but, currently the best part of my life is going into work. Now I love my job but I work to live, not live to work. I want to do other things alongside my job, like see my girlfriend, but at the moment due to work every God given hour this is unrealistic to me. I work all weekend and every day in my Holidays. I understand I am required to dedicate some time to the job, but not all the time in the world. Am I being realistic or am I asking too much of what is already an awesome job? Happy New Year to all.