Type your life into databases,
Fill the spaces with your name, your date of birth,
Attend those interviews.
It won’t be you that sits and talks
For hours all about your strongest bits.
The real you sits so quietly,
Withering within your skin,
But you know promotion is
The way to make yourself a worthy one.
Without that money, without that status
What’s the fucking point?
We are entering our last week in our placement school, so we were given a talk this morning about career progression and what to expect as a teacher. The talk was given by our deputy head who is moving onto a headship in another school in September.
This guy is a legend in the school and respected by everyone. I would love to be like him, but as I sat and listened, I realised that I still have to be so careful.
I’m one of those people that can really ‘lose it’ if I get too stressed and yet it is still so easy for me to get carried away. It sounded so exciting, the idea of climbing the ladder and doubling my salary, but I always need to consider the cost.
This teacher did remind us that it was also important to just go with the flow, which I like. Letting go and just allowing life to take me is what I want to do. I sometimes feel like I’ll just float into the places and positions that I’m supposed to be in.