Sunday, 17 February 2013

What happens next?

Hi, this post is all about what is currently going on with me and my life. As in jobs, houses etc. On Friday it was my last day in my job. For the past 4 1/2 years I have been a primary school teacher in Kent and London. However, I had to move back in with my Mum and Dad in September after having not lived with them since I was 18. I'm 25 now. So 7 years of independence was amazing and I was not looking forward to going back. Because of this I have done a short term job and like I said I recently left.

The reason for leaving the job is because I'm also moving again. I took some time to think about where I wanted to live and what I wanted to do with my life. Living and working abroad has always been something I have dreamt of, put on new years resolutions, and planned. I never thought I'd be brave enough to do it though until now!

I have decided to do a TEFL course then look for a job as a TEFL teacher. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). This way I can travel/live abroad and still work as I'm in no way a position to fund an undefined amount of time travelling.

The country I have decided to train and teach in is France and I'm heading straight for Paris! I can't wait!!! I have been a few times and have fallen in love with it through these visits and in films (what's not to love about Funny Face?). Working there will be so surreal and, for me, the bravest thing I have ever done. I have a few weeks before I go and will be busy seeing all my friends and family, packing and doing a little work. The hardest bit is that I have no idea how long I'll be away. Could be as little as 4/5 months, could be as long as forever. That's the bit that's the scariest! (That and the Del-Boy amount of French that I can speak - mange tout mange tout)

Anyway, I'll still be carrying on the blog, the lifestyle part might takeover for a while. But I am looking forward to new adventures, new beauty and new fashions! Paris!!!! Argh!!


  1. I can tell from your words how excited you are for starting this new phase of your life! I did the opposite: I came from Portugal to London 4 years ago. It's not easy, specially because you will miss your family and friends but hey, Paris is just a short eurostar trip away! Good luck and keep us posted!

    1. Thanks for the luck and sharing your story! 4 years is a long time though! You are so brave x