Yesterday I did something that completely terrified me, but that also lifted a huge weight from me; I handed in my notice.
I’ve been struggling recently and dreamt of doing something I love, but worry/fear/money always held me back. I have been in this role for a few months, and while it seemed like the perfect job for me when I got it, as the days went on, I realised it just wasn’t right for me.
A few years ago, I was offered a place on a PGCE course to teach secondary English. After a lot of thought, I turned it down as I didn’t feel ready for it, and I knew it was such a huge commitment, but now I feel that teaching is something I’m ready for.
For someone that loves planning, I don’t have a plan set in stone, and that scares the hell out of me. I’m going to do some nannying and try and get work as a teaching assistant, as well as working freelance as and where I can. That doesn’t stop me wondering… What if I fail? What if I don’t get a job? What if… But I can’t spend my life thinking what if, otherwise I’d never do anything that scared me and nothing would ever change. Plus I’ve just turned our spare room at home into a study (above photo) so this way I get to use it!
I was wondering, what’s the scariest/bravest thing you’ve ever done? Whether something in your career, or something you’ve overcome personally, if anyone wants to share, I’d love to hear 🙂