Category Archives: independence

Life outside the classroom

Life out of the classroom is a restricted one

i struggle with being tied to a desk

where is the fresh air I crave?

When do I get to think outside the box and not just follow the process?

Yes I am the most productive but what does that mean.

If I continue not to use my brain will it waste away?

Finally a seven hour day.

But what is the point when I am bored after just 3 hours.

How long can I last?

Time will tell


Close your eyes and jump!

That is what I will be doing come July. I will be giving up teaching without the backing of many people in my life.

Maybe I am naive. Maybe I am foolish. But I know teaching isn’t for me – at least for now.

I can’t just try one job and not explore the job market is out there.  Yes I have a mortgage to pay so I cannot be silly about things. But you only live once and I have to make the most of my life. I will be planning my future over the next few weeks.

I am taking a massive leap of faith. Let’s hope the parachute opens!


Finally free

Since owning a place since April but still being trapped at home the time has eventually come: I have moved out.

Living alone is it all it is cracked up to be? Finally free from the parents I thought I would be overjoyed. I guess in a way, I am. But it will take a while getting used the them not being around. Living in a home to the whole of my life with my family surrounding me has been a bit of a luxury. Now I am alone in a half completed flat with no money – what an interesting adventure.

Of course I will miss my parents and I will continue to feel slightly aggravated when I come round. But this is it. At 25 I am in a privileged position to own my own flat.

One major thing I need to get used to is the noises made from the lovely couple upstairs. But once I recognise them all I am sure I will be less jumpy!