Good morning, GOOD morning. After numerous job applications and interviews, and having almost given up hope, I have finally been offered a job that I’m genuinely excited about. Staying within Further Education was not a sensible longterm option and I’m looking forward to taking the job as Head of Music in a school. The role will be challenging but I believe it’s the right move for me. The most exciting thing is that the salary is higher and the commute is both shorter and cheaper (by £500 a month) – I feel like I’ve won the lottery!
It hasn’t been easy over the last 3 years; working long hours and having nothing in the bank account to show for it, but I did have some opportunities at Andover College which have helped me to develop. I will look back on the positives and I’m thankful for the equality role (however frustrating at times), the incredible students and the few staff who understood me (or tolerated me!)
Now all I have to do is get last bits of coursework graded. The main point I want to make is that life is a challenge and we can feel like giving up when all we find are high walls surrounding us. I felt stuck and at times hopeless. I persevered despite self-doubt and it has worked out at just the right time. Stay hopeful, no matter how stuck you feel.