To say the least, it’s been a while…
A long while…
I’ve recently set a goal for myself to start writing again. I have some stories to share with you, the FNX Network audience, so atleast once a month you can gather to hear them from me. But first, for those who have yet to meet me…Hi, I’m Christina.
If you’ve read my previous blogs, I told you all I’m a teacher in training (or studying to complete my degree). I am now a full time working Early Childhood Teacher. I also travel. I absolutely love both and wish teaching paid more to fund my travels.
Here’s a quick run down of my previous couple of years while I’ve been on hiatus here at FNX;First though – Here’s a blurry photo of me at my graduation curtesy of my dad. Yes, that is Murray THE original red Wiggle, who graduated with the same degree at the same Uni 20+ years prior.
I was lucky enough to finish Uni with a teaching position.
This place was FANTASTIC!
But I was covering a maternity position. Alas, before my time was up I was offered a full-time position in a place where the pay was good, the people were lovely and the service had great potential. So on I went.
I am strong believer of; if I do not feel that I have grown or learnt anything in a year, I am in the wrong place. My year was coming to an end and I knew I was in the wrong place. This was a hard decision to come to and I think I buried my head in the sand for several months, as I had made such great friends, but it was time for me to leave.
Just as I was ready to spruce up my resume, I received an email. An email from the first service that I covered the maternity leave position, asking ME where I was at in my career and if I’d consider coming back as there is a full-time position available. Without hesitation, I accepted the offer.
Here I am a year later working for this lovely service, with even better educators, families and children for the past 13 months. A position that provided me with an opportunity to travel to JAPAN for 3 MONTHS as a teaching assistant intern where I made lifelong friends and memories.Here’s a quick snap that I took at a festival in Osaka.
I’ll wrap it up here, otherwise I could go on forever.
Stay tuned for my experiences of Japan.