Friday, 8 August 2014

Following my dreams

It took me quite a while to get over my jet-lag after our trip to Europe. I really should have taken more time off work. One day off after flying in on a Sunday morning was not a good idea. After zombieing (new word?) my way through my first few weeks back at work I decided that I'm sick of my job and have begun the hunt for a new one. A new adventure of sorts. My current job is in retail and I really want something else out of life rather than 'helping' some really stuck up women who are so far into debt you can see the nervousness on their faces as to whether or not their credit card will accept.

As some of you know, I trained as  Primary School Teacher and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to find a position after I graduated at the end of 2011. It's now been almost 3 years since I graduated and I really want to get back into it. After our trip is paid off I'm thinking that I might try relieving. Especially since our government has decided to introduce a new rule that if you're not fully registered within 6 years you have to retrain. And it takes 2 years of full time teaching to get fully registered. So I've got the rest of this year and next year to try and get a full time position so I can do it in time. But now I'm really nervous. Will schools hire me for relief work? After being out of the profession for almost 3 years?

Maybe I need to get my old textbooks out and start doing a bit of studying. And then quit my current job once I feel I'm in the right head-space and try to follow my dreams. If it doesn't work out the way I planned, then so be it.


  1. Having just got a job in my trained field after over 4 years of not doing it, it's an awesome feeling doing what I love again.
    Is there any voluntary work, or work in that field you could do? Like reading recovery or teacher aiding?
    So much luck for finding something!

    1. I hoping there's some opportunities out there for me. All I know is that I can't follow my dreams in my current job. I'm in the right headspace now, just going to get all my paperwork sorted and then hand in my resignation. If I don't try soon, I'll regret it for the rest of my life.