As a former teacher, I thought it was only necessarily that I update people on why I’ve quit being a teacher. And in this scenario, it was a serious case of; it’s not me, it’s you.
And by you, I don’t mean the students. They were lovely.
And by you, I definitely don’t mean my colleagues, they were lovely too.
But by you, I mean the education system in general. Over the past few years I’ve seen tons of friends given 0 hour contracts or substitute roles, only to be thrown to the wayside later down the line. And even though my role was secure at my job, I was just getting fed up of the work life balance.
After working a supposed 40 hour work week, it really works out at much much more than this – most weeks, I’ll usually be found working 50, 60 or even 70 hours a week just to fit everything into my busy schedule. And let me tell you this – it just isn’t worth it for me. I’d rather earn less money working a reasonable amount of hours and actually enjoying what I’m doing.
So for the forseeable future, I’m going to take my leave from teaching and go back to teaching music independently, which I find much more enjoyable as its based around my own schedule.
I’ll still be updating this blog every now and then with my own personal stuff, typically based around astronomy and maybe even some other sci fi stuff every now and then.
I’m still keeping up with my astronomy – check out my review of my Astromaster if you want to see what I’ve been playing around with!
So, I’ll be sure to keep you all posted with what’s going on in my life.
Until then, Ciao!