So I started teaching in 2016 (currently in my second year) and am feeling that this is not the career for me. The school is constantly talking about having no money, I’m finding the workload ridiculous and am often spending my evenings and weekends planning. I received very little help in my NQT year and feel like now I am expected to know exactly what to do with no support at all. I feel like a lot is required but little support is given e.g. LSAs to carry out interventions etc. At the age of 22 I feel like this is not the life I want to live! But I have no clue what to do instead!! I do love planning creative lessons and their are obviously elements I enjoy, however feel like further cuts to LSAs is only going to make the job even less enjoyable! Obviously I have the teacher skills of organisation, management of the class, IT skills, data analysis, strong communication skills with the children and their parents. I like working as a team but am happy to work independently too! Prior to teaching I did a lot of promotional work for well known brands, worked in a restaurant, worked as a receptionist (on a sunday whilst I was at sixth form), so I feel I also have good customer service skills! I also made and sold necklaces whilst at uni to fund my nights out / holidays so am very motivated and hard working! My personal interests are vintage clothing, or just anything vintage really, shopping, going to the gym, socialising, going out for dinners, travelling the world and so on. SO basically, has anyone left teaching for a completely different career and have any good tips for me? Sorry for the life story!