It was like a finish line that loomed
In distant reaches, never sure I’d make,
But eager to undo the past,
I knew that I would battle on,
I’d make it and enjoy the fact
That tides can turn and luck can change;
I can be what I dreamed.
First and foremost, congratulations to everyone working in schools on making it to the end of term today. We are now, thankfully, going into the first half term break (although I know I’ll be busy doing my first assignment)!
But this is a particularly special achievement for me because I have got through it without any tears or any visits to a doctor or the hospital. I’ve only once or twice felt so overwhelmed that I’ve literally wanted to drop everything and run. And for me, that is such a huge step in the right direction.
I once tried to be a recruitment consultant and by the time I was seven weeks in, I was regularly crying on my way home from work, dreading the day on the drive in and even getting chest pains with the anxiety that I felt. I was scared that I would be equally as stressed doing my teacher training, but so far so good.
I know that the workload is going to go up each half term so I’m not going to rest on my laurels; but I’m in a good position and I’m thankful for that.
When the bell rang for the end of the day all of the teachers went out to the entrance and we were all given an ice cream and enjoyed a socially distanced social. It was so lovely to feel that we had all achieved something together. But I felt particularly proud of myself and the other two trainees that I work with and who I have come to see as good friends.
Well done to everyone else who has just finished their half term. You are all legends for getting through a pretty crazy start to a pretty crazy year.
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Thank you! x
That is beautiful, Rachel. I’m so proud of you. And the ice-cream, what a wonderful touch.
Aw thanks, it was so nice because it felt like everyone had battle to the end of this one and not just the trainees!
You know, the one continuous thing I’ve noticed in your journals. While everyone else is whinging about Covid, you make no mention at all. That shows you”ve such a positive attitude
It is a crazy year. I guess it has to be. Congratulations to you and all!
Thank you, it’s actually been so much fun because I don’t know anything different. I hope that means I’ll find it easy when things go back to normal!