It's been over a year since I have said hi to you all. Life has been very hectic and I had to put livejournal on a hold for a while. This is not a promise that I will keep writing again; to be honest, this migth just ne a once of post again after which I will go into hibernation again. But for now I just felt the need to write a little bit, so here we are.
To much has happened since I was last here. Since lst year I have completed my PGCE course and I am now a science teacher. I started my NQT year in september on a school which is definitelt not for the faint hearted. It has been tough, tougher then I ever could imagine, and to be honest there has been times I wanted to give up. But I don't like giving up, so I persevere. The lows are lower then I expected, but the highs are definitely higher. I made some rally good friends at the school, and some f the kids are absolutely lovely and very funny. working at the school is definitely a case of ''earning your grounds". The kids give you a hard time for at least the first year. I am now 2/3rds in my first year and they have definitely not made it easy. I have also never worked this many hours before. But then again I choose this profession and I do like the pressure. I do not regret my choice at all, but the holidays are really necessary to refuel the energy levels.
Besides work I also moved house again. I now live in London with 3 lovely new housemates, 2 guys and a girl. All a bit younger then me but it works out excellent. We live by the very cheesy expression 'work hard play hard' and we have hit the weekends pretty good. I am loving it. The also introduced me to lots of other people who are all very funny and nice and they take my mind of work and let me relax and enjoy the ride.
I am also 2 days from turning 31 which is weird. I do not feel 31 at all, at least not according to the picture that fits a 31 year old. I still live with other people, am still very single, no kids, and only just started out my new career. It's more like turning 21, but you know what, I don't mind.
Of course there is always 'the crush', and of course I have one currently. It's one of those crushes that will probably fizzle out and to be honest it would not be a good idea anyway, but I cannot help but fantasize. He's a friend of J and E (who I live with) and when we just met we had a drunken semi-kiss (I don't think you could actually call it a semi-kiss even. It was a drunken let's-have-a-hug-oh-no-my-lips-touched-yours-kiss). Nothing else happened since then expect a lot of banter and telling each other we think they are awesome etc. A few weeks ago we had a night out where he told me that I was awesome, looking really hot and I should never change etc etc. My reaction? That's so sweet....*hug*...let's drink to that...The perfect 'I have no idea what to do with this so let's just forget it ever happened'-moment, which wasn't my intention at all but I do become a bit socially inept when a guy that I fancy starts saying this like that. It's tiresome and I don't know what to do about it al.
So we've covered work, house, love (or lack of it) and age...what else to talk about? Oh yeah, exercise and karate. Well, at the moment karate is taking a bit of a backseat. I train twice a week but because of work my motivation is lacking a bit. However, in my holiday I have regained my love of exercise again (which is very necessary because I have never weighed as much as I do now) and I am determined to get fit again, lose at least 15 kg and get back into karate again!
Right, for now I am going to enjoy the sunshine. I'll probably check in again in a few days and who knows maybe oon after that again.
Lots of love.