Hi everyone, This is my second post where I previously posted about having a difficult time in my PGCE in the summer and struggling to find a job. I did manage to find a job and I'm now an NQT about to finish my first term- 2 weeks until the Christmas break. However I am deeply unhappy and exhausted even crying about returning to work on Monday. I have concluded that I don't think teaching is for me. Although I have had some highs, I have had multiple lows and I'm not even being my best where I feel like I've got nothing to give these kids. I work in a secondary school btw. I am physically and mentally drained and I just want to quit as I don't think I will return to teaching after NQT. However I want to quit now especially as although I can see a future in education i don't want to be a teacher anymore. If i was to hand in my resignation before Christmas could I get released Feb half term. Or would I really have to stay until April which is basically the whole year. I don't know If I can endure that long. I feel so trapped and do not remember the last time I was genuinely happy.