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Discussion in 'Personal' started by emerald52, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    It's been an eventful past few days for me. Decisions have been made that will have major consequences. I'm feeling pleased that a period of uncertainty is over though.
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  2. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Another one moving on?
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  3. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Me too. Varieties of excreta hitting rotating ventilators mean that change is on the way. (Not all of it bad).
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  4. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    It's such a relief once a decision has been made. I can make plans for the future. I talked it over with a friend who had the necessary insight and that allowed me to go for it.
  5. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    This will give away my age. I left the classroom twenty years ago this summer, after 25 years' teaching and several years between O levels and going to college.

    Since then I have been involved in school travel and still deal on a regular basis with teachers who want to introduce their students to a world outside the classroom.

    As it was my own business, each time (it wasn't often, I promise) there was a problem on a tour - maybe a bus broken down in early 1990s Poland, or a long flight delay, I was conscious that a wrong word or a wrong decision could cost me personally thousands of pounds.

    It was only a year or two into this new régime that I realised how lacking in stress it was compared to the classroom.

    Things in schools have not got better since then, I know.

    So, emerald, your decision is made. I am sure it is the right one for you.

    And...... breathe.
  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    This is the key to a better future for you. All the very best.:)
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  7. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Me too.
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  8. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Good luck to all faced with making decisions. Teaching can overwhelm you so much that you get into a state where you become unable to see the wood for the trees.
    ScotSEN, Lara mfl 05 and Didactylos4 like this.
  9. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    Turn and face the strange.....
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Pretty soon now you're gonna get older.....

    (And then you die.)
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  11. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    Good for you emerald 52. Enjoy your new life.
    Just heard today from an old school friend. His younger brother (mid 50's) took ill on 23rd Dec & life support switched off on 26th. Life's too short. To others - get out if you can & do what you'd most want to do.
  12. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    You neve know what life will throw at you. Making plans is great but they might not always happen!
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