All week I have been desperate to blog and share my end of term emotions, but I have put it off until today…the final day. It is now officially summer, and I’m sure there are many teachers out there looking forward to a well deserved rest. Good for you, teachers of the world! I salute you.
After today, I feel like an emotional wreck. I’m not sure how teachers do it every year to be honest. Especially year 6 teachers that are saying goodbye to their class, as they embark on the adventure that is secondary school. This week for me has been particularly emotional as I have now left my school. Today was my last day, hopefully ever, as a teaching assistant. Saying goodbye to so many amazing children, all of which I would love to continue working with was incredibly hard. However one thing is for sure, this has been one of the best things I have ever done in my entire life. I cannot sum up my thanks and appreciation for the opportunities I have been given at my school. Everyday has been fantastic, and the team were always so kind, helpful and patient.
I was completely spoilt by the school, something I did not expect. I received so many cards and lovely presents, and couldn’t help but wonder how I can deserve so much for doing a job that already feels like a gift. What was particularly amazing though was all of the sentimental gifts I received from the children. Nursery and year 2 both put together beautiful scrapbooks (obviously with lots of help from very lovely teachers), filled with notes and handprints, for me to remember all of the children by. I am so excited to have such wonderful mementos from each of the little individuals in the classes!
I won’t bore you with a play by play of the day. I’m sure you can all imagine how it went. But I feel that today has been so monumental for me, that I wanted to share it with you all. I now feel even more ready to start my PGCE, and a little bit closer to having my own class. I am absolutely raring to go, and cannot wait for the day when I meet my future flock! It’s a long way off, but it now feels much more real.
This feels like a terribly rambly post, so I apologise! Its been a hectic day, so rambles are all I can muster.
My closing thought is that life is a funny thing. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was working in a completely different industry, worrying about what people expect of me and feeling absolutely miserable. A leap of faith has led me to a career that I truly love and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful. If you’re worrying whether to take a chance and follow a passion of yours, please do it. Give yourself the chance to live the life you deserve. Nothing ventured, nothing gained eh?
Well that’s me signing off for today. I hope that you all had a lovely week!