So it’s that time of year again, the start of a new year, where we look forward to the new stuff and wave bye bye to the previous year.
2014 was not a year that I can say was the kindest to me, with some real difficult times in real life affecting me in ways which I could never have imagine. It has meant that I should have graduated last July, but instead it will be this July, but I’m not going to let that get me down, my motivation and love of education hasn’t change and will not ever change.
I have a lot of people to thank for getting me through 2014, so forgive me if I go off on a rant.
The first people I have to thank are the colleagues and friends I have at uni. Without them always being there to cheer me up when things were getting down, I might have given up chasing my dream and my passion. Part of me feels guilty about not being the person I am capable of being but they all stood by me.
It’s not just friends at uni either. I am fortunate enough to friends all over the world through things I’ve done and communities I’m a part of. These people give up time for me and call me on skype and do everything to keep me going no matter how hard times are. I’d like to think I’m able to do the same for them to, which makes for the great network of friends I’ve got.
The next people to thank are my family. I mean I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am now, so close to being a fully qualified teacher if I didn’t have a supportive family, and people that I can turn to and know I will feel better after talking to them. I mean they’ve known me for 22 years now, I think they have it pretty weighed off don’t you think?
The last people I have to thank are all of you, those who take the time to read my blog. I’m often surprised at how many times I check my twitter feed and get private messages on there giving me encouragement and saying they’re enjoying my content, as well as some interesting debates that have been started up as a result. Without this I wouldn’t be doing this blog. I mean I know I’ve been a little slack the last couple of months having had a lot going on but I promise I will post more often now, and I hope you all continue to enjoy what I write.
I’m hoping this year is a very special year for everyone. I’m really hoping to graduate this year and become an NQT and continue to make full use of my love of education. I’m looking forward to so many memories being created and will be able to cherish them for the rest of my life.
Thanks everyone again for the continued support. I know everyone says this, but I have some of the best friends in the world and I can’t be grateful enough for that.
Look forward to more stuff coming soon!