I’m having a bit of a down day today and don’t have many people to talk to, so I’m going to *talk* to you.
I’m in my final semester of teaching and am seriously doubting this whole career change, but as I’m almost finished my Masters, I really can’t quit.
I used to work in marketing and was quite successful. I had a good managerial job in an industry that most cool cats would want to work in. During the GFC and while on maternity leave, I was retrenched (yes it can happen, yes it was legal), as I had negotiated my role down to three days and they wanted me back five days and some.
The funny thing was, I was only planning on returning to work after the birth of James to save up enough money to quit and start my teaching degree, so this whole redundancy thing was just the kick I needed to get that happening.
So now, three years later and almost at the end of the teaching degree, I’m really worried about my career change decision. I’m really good at marketing and know that I could get a part time job that I’d enjoy.
Teaching though, is new and I know the first few years will be tough. I don’t know if I’m ready for the change and I’m not sure I want to do it. It also doesn’t help that my recent discussions with those who are teachers haven’t been positive. Most don’t like their job, the paperwork, the discipline, the work, the bureaucracy, etc. No wonder I’m stressed!
I have my first day of prac teaching next Monday and just hoping that I get a nice, supportive, positive teacher. I’m desperate to re-invigorate my interest in becoming a teacher. I’m desperate to be reassured that I haven’t wasted this past two and a bit years back at university.
Now because every post needs a photo, here’s one that makes me happy. This is from our recent holiday to Port Douglas. This is what eating out with three kids looks like.
Pencils, books and beverages are a must while you wait for food.
Now I really must get back to this horrible assignment that I need to finish. I’m really not in the zone for writing it though, so it’s taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r!