Funny Sarah you should ask that! No, I have never wanted to be a teacher. eeek!!!!!.... (thinks of past teachers and their plaid brown/green polyester pants) I became one after coming to Egypt because I couldn't work in an office. Since at that time I couldn't speak Arabic (phones), couldn't read Arabic (mail), write Arabic (typing). I became basically useless in my - at that time - previous field.
Went to a recruitment company that placed me in a nursery, for a few measly Egyptian pounds a month (about $100). This was about 10 years ago. Don't worry I make quite a lot more than that now or I would just shoot myself to end my misery. hahaha
Well I traveled far since those days. I thought I could never work in a school without a teaching degree. Well outside the states and a few other advance countries, I know I wouldn't be able to. But in Egypt as long as you have a degree even technical degree, it's ok to work as a teacher. (Parents pay the school a whole lot more for foreigners.)
I really do like the students, but there are times when I wish to withdrawl from others. I like how you said, Sarah, about having online friends being much easier. If you ever get tired you can shut it off and you don't have to give an explanation. One of the main reasons I haven't closed my e-mail account. I have closed so many other social accounts when it got to be too demanding of my time. Although here I don't feel any pressure to have to sit and watch my posts hatch. LOL