I had just finished teaching for straight 3 hours and I feel beaten as hell. Teaching is fulfilling but it can actually kill you too (just like any job). Not only that the pay is small but also the papers and student behaviors can add to the burden. Sigh!!!!
But, why do I choose to teach in spite of the decade's underpaid experience? It brings me more than delight to mingle with my students even if they can be that wacky and wild. It brings warmth when I meet them after class and they still recognize and greet me in spite of the time and classroom experience. Further, teaching is a life - long commitment to me.
So, even if I lose my voice and head in teaching, I still love this job. LOL!