(with audio) I felt the urgency of time ‘breathing down my back’, ‘knocking at my door’, shouting at me to ‘get my affairs in order’. The voice of my mother “don’t leave it too long”.
You can really love your job and then one day you just ‘wake up and smell the roses’. My arts degree wasn’t a ‘money spinner’ and where I was at financially wouldn’t see ‘bricks and mortar’ appearing any time soon.
It was time to revisit my initial plan and take stock.
- Go to uni
- Get a good job
- Invest in bricks and mortar
Sacrifice and Starting Over
A lot of us just ‘put one foot in front of the other’ thinking it will just ‘all pan out’ without having a goal. But time, well it just keeps ticking away. Sometimes you just need to ‘grab the bull by the horns’ to get to where you need to be in life. I ‘bit the bullet’ and went back to uni. This time with my ‘head firmly planted on my shoulders’. With postgraduate studies that arts degree blossomed into a good career choice, teaching.
Plan and Strategy
Becoming a qualified teacher was a smart decision. It was an informed decision, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Sure, my journey still had twists and turns but I use the skills learnt through teaching in so many areas of my life. Things like psychology, public speaking, planning, teaching and a passion for learning.
Sometimes life is about sacrifice and starting over. While I’d learnt alot over the years by the ‘school of hard knocks’ having a focused plan and strategy really helped direct (and redirect) my course.
Wishing you all the best with your employment journey.
- Breathing down my back – Watching you very closely.
- Knocking at my door – Have something happen soon.
- Get my affairs in order – Organise things to do with your life.
- Wake up and smell the roses – Realize the truth about your situation.
- Money spinner – Earns alot of money for someone.
- Bricks and mortar – A house
- Put one foot in front of the other – To move forward, consistently even when it is difficult.
- All pan out – Turns out successfully.
- Grab the bull by the horns – Face a situation head on.
- Bit the bullet – Force yourself to do something difficult.
- Head firmly planted on my shoulders – Being practical/logical with your thinking.
- School of hard knocks – Learn life’s lessons the hard way.