Sorry to post this on personal, but I wasn't sure where else to ask for some advice!! Basically, I'm having a really bad "I don't want to be a teacher anymore" phase but I'm not convinced it's a phase anymore. I feel really negative about work at the moment and I know it could be down to going back after the holidays, but I am constantly asking myself whether there is more to life than this. I work bloody hard, get paid OK money but don't feel at all like I have a work/life balance. Having this holiday has really made me realise how much I value having a life, spending time with my fiance and family. I'm getting married this year too and I just feel like I want to be spending my time on organising during the evenings and weekends but just don't have the bloody time to even get excited about it all. I've been a teacher now for 6 years and have usually enjoyed the job. I have, however, gone through 4 different headteachers now and the pressure is getting more and more intense. The things I love about teaching are the challenges I face everyday, how everyday is never the same and always being on the ball and not getting bored. I know I could never go back to office work as I've done that previously and it would seriously numb my brain. However, my dream is to work for myself (as my partner does) and I would absolutely love to start my own business. I don't really know what advice I would like from people but if anyone has any words they think might help, I would be grateful for any advice. I don't want to regret leaving but then I don't want to regret not doing something different too!!