The life of me

Teaching is what I ‘do’ not who I am..

After a massive reflect over the weekend I have been itching to publish this blog post.

Life flies by so fast and when teaching and working in a school l, you can easily forget the outside world and come completely become engrossed in the classroom.

It’s important to take a step back and think about other things in life too.

I have so many identities:

I am a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a friend, a best friend, a girl friend..

As well as a teacher we have so many other roles and things in life.

It’s so important to switch off from the workload and ensure you spend times with loved ones too! Doing other things that you love to do!

I enjoy travelling, I enjoy attending the gym, listening to music, going to concerts, baking, drinking cocktails and all sorts! These are the memories we really reflect and remember in life.

I am extremely career driven and passionate, but a YouTuber recently made me reflect on this. Tomorrow he is undergoing open heat surgery. He’s happy, healthy and loving his career. He’s spent a lot of time building up his career and he’s working in a very stressful demand of the IT world.

He hadn’t realised whilst he was stressing and working hard exercising that his heart was actually failing. He was born with a heart defect but hadn’t realised until he had sharp pains in his chest 40 years down the line. The doctors describe him as a miracle as they said his arteries are 100% blocked and people often have a heart attack when it’s 70% blocked.

He realised what really mattered in life and how things he stressed about didn’t actually matter as much.

It touched my heart and I will be thinking of him and his surgery tomorrow. But it’s also made me realise that actually….

Teaching is a passion yes, but it’s something I ‘do’ and not just who I am.

It’s so important to take care of yourself and make time for family and friends.



4 thoughts on “Teaching is what I ‘do’ not who I am..

  1. I feel that people who are in helping professions more than others get wrapped up in the identity of their career. You take home the emotions of the career more than the tasks of the job. While I agree that being a teacher is a piece of me… it is a big piece of me that effects the other pieces too

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