Doubts are looming. Having received no funding for a PhD (1st choice) and now have a PGCE as an option. However, after school visits earlier this year and with much negative feedback from teachers leaving the profession I have doubts. Doubts about the level at which I would teach (low and repetitive), doubts about being stuck in the UK and doubts about low pay. I also wish to move abroad. PGCE will limit this option. However, in my early 40s, it is proving impossible to change in any other direction. Too experience / old for entry level job in other professions. I'm trapped by what some might see as a good option and others not. Thoughts?