I think in reality the question is: "What's not to love?" While today was a truly horrible day:
- I nearly broke down in tears several times due to a project that I could not deliver on in time for Back to School Night
- several disgruntled parents found me to unload their frustrations
- my son lost a tooth and I had to learn about it via pictures since I got home long after he was asleep
Teaching is by far the toughest job I have ever had (and since this is career v2.5 I feel pretty qualified to make that comparison), but it is also the most rewarding and the most enjoyable. Yes, there are tough days but we all have them. I don't care what you do for a living. It is when you look beyond the ups and downs and focus on the essence of the job. That essence is helping others. We are taught from a young age that it is better to give than to receive. Educators live that mantra and that is why I bother and that is what I love about teaching.