I am sitting at my desk freezing. It is so, so, so cold here where I am! It's friday (thank God!) and I am psyched about the weekend. I have been incredibly busy of late (I know, you've probably read the same sentence on 10 other blogs today right?) and exhausted. After my busy work day, I can barely manage making dinner and moving from the couch to bed. Full time work must get easier than this right? I hate to think that half the world is walking around this tired. Despite the cold and the exhaustion, I am really enjoying my last prac! It has been challenging but also loads of fun and most of the staff are being very friendly and welcoming. There always seems to be a couple that look down on prac teachers, but I try not to let it bother me.
I am teaching outside of my subject areas this time, which has been interesting! Next week I take on an art class which thrills me no end. I am going to run a unit about graphic design and Photoshop, which you guys know I am obsessed with.
This 7 weeks is really important to me for so many reasons, but mainly because at the end of it I can get some teaching work and finally (FINALLY) make some money. Right now, money means LONDON so I can't wait to start working towards leaving the country in 6 (!!) months. It has also been a huge challenge for me and my anxiety. The school I am at is at the top of a very narrow and winding road that has always terrified me, even with someone else driving. Having to be up here 5 days a week for 7 weeks meant that I really had to just get over the fear. I got a lift for the first week or so, and am now driving myself! It wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be, and it feels awesome to be able to conquer my own mountain.
I suppose I better go and get some work done, or maybe find some sun and defrost my toes!
xx Samantha Alice