Well, this is my first ever Blog. Why am I blogging? Because I’m not great at talking to I figured blogging would help me express myself.

A bit about me. I am 27, a Teacher, Fiancée, and Step-Mum, I love animals and the most important thing in my life is my family. Cliché huh? I have a dog, cat, 2 snakes, a salamander, fish and a bearded dragon. (In a previous life I was a veterinary nurse)

My blog is going to mainly focus on my job, I am a Lecturer for a Further Education College for post 16 learners. Sounds straightforward? Wrong. Over the next few weeks, you will be plunged into the crazy world that is being a teacher. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job which is one of the reasons I want to share it with you.

My plan is to write a blog every week because I want other teachers/lecturers/teaching assistants/student support practitioners to know that they are not alone in this politics crazed world that we live in! I have been teaching for 7 years now, in a variety of roles and even in that relatively short time the change has been incredible.

In my blog I want to share the highs and lows of being a teacher, and also how it impacts all other aspects of our lives.

Current high: Easter Holidays! For me, the holidays started with an evening out with my wonderful colleagues. It ended with a whole lot of vomit in a taxi and a big clean up bill. One thing you need to know about teachers is that we work damned hard, but we play even harder 🙂

Next week: My Family and Other Animals

Thanks for reading my first blog, see you next week!