As an educator facing a similar decision, I really related to this blog. I applaud your courage Suzie! This blog has been a wake-up call. Hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I did 😉
Throughout my life I have done everything that I felt was expected of me. I worked hard in school, achieved good grades in my GCSE’s and A Levels, went to a respected music conservatoire and then was lucky enough to find myself in a full-time job as a Learning Mentor almost immediately after graduating. Within a year, I was offered an opportunity to train as a teacher, and I’ve worked as a qualified music teacher for nearly ten years. I’ve always played it safe, followed the expected path, and never taken any risks. I can say that I’m happy to an extent, but not as much as I know I could be.
At the beginning of 2015 I made one promise to myself: if things were going to change, it had to be now – I was going to take the risk.
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