<u>My loves</u>: reading, organising, anything IT based- typing, reports, making movies, graphs, filing, dance, eating (haha), family, working with children. Help me find something I will love to do...am reaching the point only 6 and a bit years into teaching where I just don't think I want to stay in it. I have done well, am SLT and regarded as a great teacher both by those in the know (other teachers) and the box tickers but the joy has slowly been sucked out of it. My days are filled with pointless meetings that end with another pointless meeting and so on. I hate the politics of it all and I hate how teaching seems to have become a profession where no one is allowed to say no even when its not your job...thats just being "difficult" as opposed to assertive. I really am thinking of finding a job elsewhere but I have a mortgage and as am currently on good pay I am worried if I take too much of a hit on pay I will not be able to pay all the bills etc. Any ideas?