I need some brutal advice. I've applied for teaching before, but because I was in an abusive relationship at the time, he kept telling me I'd be a useless teacher as I have no confidence (which he wrecked). I've been out of that relationship for 2 years now, and slowly getting myself back together. I work full time in an electrical store as technical support - I give tutorials to people on their tech and fix it. It's a good job, but my mind keeps going back to primary teaching. I've had work experience in schools before and I've loved it, but my feedback is always that I'm a bit quiet. I am trying really hard to improve my confidence, and I don't want it to get in the way of my dream of being a lower primary teacher. My concerns are my confidence, and my lack of tough skin.. I've had customers in store who have hurt my feelings when I know I shouldn't let them bother me, which is something I guess I'll need in teaching. Honest advice now - do you think I should apply for primary teaching for next year? Don't know if it makes a difference, but I'd be applying for East London. From my work experience in schools, I guess outside London might be better, but I can't move out.