Saturday, 14 January 2017

Seasons of opportunity

Hello all. The last time I wrote a blog post was just about a year ago and the last year truly couldn't have flown by any faster. I wrote last about moving back to the UK and transitioning from having lived in Hong Kong for 21 years of my life. It' was incredibly unexpected but I've moved back to Hong Kong since then and have been teaching as an English teacher at an International Kindergarten. The transition from a teaching centre to a Kindergarten was so different yet so wonderful and I can't express the gratitude I have for the opportunities I've been presented with. 

I've learnt a lot about myself after graduating from University and entering the working world. I've worked part time teaching in a playgroup; I've worked full time in retail and now I'm teaching full time. For my family and close friends you'd know that I was on my way to doing the Primary PGCE this year however I ended up changing my mind and moved halfway across the world again. If anything, I've realised that if you're presented with something – you should seize it. As the saying goes 'nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.'  Luckily in my case I've already been accepted onto next years PGCE intake at UWE in Bristol.

This leads me onto the topic of doing what's right for you at the present moment in time. Although I realise it's important to do things that will benefit you in the long run -- I believe it's even more important to take a risk. I never thought I'd be here now, but I am and it's more than I could have asked for. I used to be really scared of stepping outside of my comfort zone. There's no exact science as to how you can step outside your comfort zone, but with everyone that's happened in the last year it's really helped me thrive and embrace the qualities I was lacking. I thought that moving overseas was stepping outside of my comfort zone, when really doing unexpected things sometimes can be what inspires you the most.

The last year really has been a wild yet amazing ride. I got to meet one of the most beautiful souls (both inside and out) and her wonderful boyfriend. These two had moved to the UK all the way from Australia and who purposely have come to see me two times in one year(!) I met one of my closest friends now who I'm lucky enough to share pretty much everything with (shoutout to you Mari). My relationship with my boyfriend has flourished and grown so much and I'm so thankful for him always being by my side. I've settled into my home in Cardiff with my family and I'm so happy about our beautiful little house in such a wonderful little city.

I've constantly pushed past the boundaries of my comfort zone and now I've learnt exactly how to harness my creativity. I'm so thankful for my beautiful family, boyfriend and friends for constantly supporting me no matter what path I choose to take. I'm really grateful for everything that's happened, the people I've met on the way; and I'm so excited for the many more seasons of opportunities about to unfold. 

Until next time my lovely readers xx