I'm in one of my 'had-enough-of-teaching modes'..... I don't have any major classroom management issues anymore... but am tired of just a general feeling of disrespect, chattiness... lots of low-level disruption. I'm tired of teaching a 'non-essentail' subject (music) on three days a week, but expected to maintain a high visibility in the community (concerts, musical etc....) I'm tired of the planning, the (over) assessment.... I'm tired of thinking about it. I spent the afternoon googling life-coaching courses, as a career change. I LIKE (big) people! I like helping friends with their problems. I did a counselling course years ago, and was told I had a natural aptitude for talking to people, and listening. I think I'd make a great life coach, and would like to be self-employed, and run my own business.. HOWEVER.... I'm so tired and depressed, I don't know if I'm clutching at straws. Is this a mad idea? Have I lost all sense of perspective? Completely lost the plot? Or do you think it could be worthwhile? Any replies welcome!