Hi everyone, please bear with me! Since I was a child my dream has been to become an author. I won prizes as a teenager then when I was in my early 20s I had three short stories published in collections. It was a really exciting time and made me feel I could achieve what I wanted! But after that I went through some hard times and lost the will a bit. I also moved to Spain teaching english and have moved temporarily back to the UK THREE times because I have been so indecisive about where I want to end up (but I also prefer to work in the UK during summer because it's so hot!). Right now I am writing a novel (very slowly/infrequently because I am so busy hustling through teaching English to make money) and some journalism for a magazine. But now I'm at a crossroads. I applied to uni and now potentially have the opportunity to get my teaching qualification over the next year. The year after that would be my 'NQT' year. I have spoken to other qualified teachers who say I would have to say goodbye to having any energy to devote to writing my novel. The upside is I would be qualified and be more employable in schools/more money. The downside is we'd be talking about spending at least two years of my life not having any energy to write which is what I really love doing and living in the UK when I would rather not. I'm not sure I can live my life like that but also know I need to have a stable job. The last issue is that I am now 27 and fed up completely with moving back and forward between 2 countries. I would like to settle down in one place and meet someone along the way. I do love Spain and I'm afraid leaving would mean after Brexit I can't get back in. I don't think I will want to uproot my life years from now to do the teaching qualification I feel like I have to choose between having a stable career and doing what I love. It's so hard and I'd love some support!