This was my first year working as a substitute teacher. In fact, it was my first year working in a school. I could not get a paid internship, so I opted to substitute teach in lieu of student teaching. I am so beat. This was so exhausting to me. Unfortunate for me my certification will not go through until for a couple of months, because I am self-certifying. I am going back to corporate America until it comes through. There's no way I can substitute teach next year. Its too damn exhausting.