I have thought about it and thought about it and I have just replied to the headteacher – I am definitely going to Oman in August!!
- own accommodation
- good school
- good students
- chance to set up my own music department
- a new start
- an adventure
- watching camel racing (!)
- Beach nearby
- lots of malls
- low cost of living
- sky tv!
- Chance to teach again
- air con in all classrooms (so at least I won’t faint in front of the kids!!)
- good resources
- able to get more resources for the students
- able to set up my own samba bands, choirs
- able to set up new schemes of work for the students
- maybe I could learn Arabic? (which looks like art work let’s face it)
- could learn to horse ride on proper Arabian stallions
- my own car
- A whole new experience
- I only have to stay 3 months if I hate it.
- Far away
- Muslim country – so totally different culture
- could hate it
- could be lonely
- very hot – might faint in the heat
- having to drive on the other side of the road
- I can’t take my cats with me :-(
So, the pros far outweigh the cons at the mo
Seriously any insight would be appreciated as this is such a big decision for me!!
It’s Okay To
… do nothing especially on a half term I suspose.
… pamper yourself doing what you want to do – not what others would want.
… be a beginner even if that is for the rest of your life?
… respect yourself OK, definitely OK this one. But easy? Not always.
… own your time and keep it as yours?
… not help that is hard sometimes. Very hard.
… say no I do this. Then beat myself up about it.
… say yes I can do this. I often hesitate though. And then miss things.
… be messy hmm……. not really sure. Sometimes maybe, for a little while. Eek!!
… make mistakes check
… fail check
… have fun when and where? How?
… define your own success
… procrastinate check
… let go I’m trying to.
… be upset check
… browse online aimlessly check
… ditch your to-do list and the next one and the next one? Really?
… feel drained check
… not want to talk about it check
… have quiet “me” time LOVE that
… breathe yup – every minute of every day.
… dream big I have such big dreams but I always….
… give up *sigh*
… take a nap check :-)
… be imperfect check, checkity check
… be you! Checkaroony!
Give yourself permission to live freely. Release the guilt. You are real. It’s okay to remember that.
It’s okay to be you!
Hmmm….. any thoughts or encouragement would be very gratefully recieved.
don’t let anyone tell you the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.
Hi guys!! I have been applying like crazy over here! I finally found out that the school I applied to had taken so long to get back to me because they literally couldn’t choose between the candidates. The head himself called to say how really impressed he was with my application and how he would welcome applications from me in the future but…. no job this time. Bum.
Anyway, I am focussed now on my new goals. I have applied to various overseas schools for my debt reduction adventure. the latest of which being a school in Egypt!! I am actually really excited about this – they want a music teacher, excellent salary and all relocation costs covered.
The application is winging it’s way to them now. I am just SO excited. An Egyptian adventure – who’d have thought it?
As usual, support and encouragement, hints and tips will be gratefully received…….
Imagine standing in front of the mirror of life, and with your index finger point to yourself: “Look that’s me! This is precisely what and who I want to be!”