So, I was induced today; prematurely induced at my new school. 

I don’t officially start till September but I was there all day hearing about the school and meeting senior staff and other new recruits. 
There was coffee and there were pastries and Croissants on arrival and later a light lunch was provided. I always feel that this is a good sign. I didn’t overdo it but I always regret not taking a Tupperware container when free food is provided!

 I dont have any particular expectations but it’s an “outstanding” school and miles better than croydon or lewisham in terms of facilities, resources and behaviour so thats a significant improvement. I was also thinking today that a year ago I was spending £600 a month on travel and now I will be spending £40.

Thats a BIG plus. And the commute is 30 minutes.
 This was always the goal. 
It took a year to get here but I’ve persevered and I’ve learned a lot along the way. A LOT.

I guess the point, and I do have one, is that setting a goal is only the first step.
Sticking to it is another and accepting that the goal may be further in the distance than preferred is often the reality. 
Staying positive and focused is essential. I can’t say that I always did. I’m only human and I did, at times, despair. 
The goal was set and it took patience, perseverance and a big dose of HOPE and FAITH to get there.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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