Thought the time has come to register on here. I've just graduated, and have yesterday been offered a place on a PGCE Business course to start in just two months. Being offered a place is such a massive relief; after years of doddering in no real direction, I took the decision last November that teaching was what I would go for, full throttle - Not realising I would need to arrange experience in a school, nor that the selection process quite so hard to get through even after that. Suffice to say, getting here in that time has taken a lot of effort and a fair dose of luck. But it looks like nothing compared to what I know lies ahead. So, 21 and a few months old, fresh out of uni, "just a kid", and in a little over two months, I'm going to pretend to 25 rowdy 14 year olds I'm a real teacher. I was only 6 or 7 when they were born, and some of the A Level students will have been born when I couldn't dress myself. They won't know because I won't tell them, but right now, I'm so excited about the opportunity - a career in education, but scared - because I have so much to learn, and so much responsibility to others and to myself. That's for adults, right? I've been descriptive because I know someone out there is going to think "that was me x years ago", and I want to know what advice they have to give. I'll pass it on one day.