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Some news ๐ŸŒˆ

I have a little something to share ๐ŸŒˆ

For a while I have been contemplating what I would like to do for a career. I told myself that this would be the year I focused on me. I know my heart lies with helping children with additional needs. So I knew my career has to be based around this.

At school I found learning hard, especially maths. My brain has never retained numbers and I also struggled to concentrate and was forever talking ๐Ÿ˜ถ. I also struggled with exams and the pressure, but the teachers use to think I was acting that way just to escape doing it.

And I was always so afraid to keep saying I didnโ€™t understand, because others around me use to find it easier whilst I use to just really struggle in silence and let my personality overshadow my struggles. But because I was good in other aspects of my learning, they also kinda just brushed aside my struggles with maths and told my parents, I could do better if I concentrated more.

But if I am to help children I knew I needed to retake my GCSE in maths, so that I can acquire the right level to start training and this meant facing my fear.

So yesterday I had an interview with the college about relearning maths, with the aim to retake my GCSE. In the morning Harry wrote me a good luck card and also some maths questions they may ask me. He told me he was proud of me for doing this, especially as he knew how nervous I was. I did have to do a short math assessment and afterwards I did have a little cry. It was those feelings from school that came flooding back and how the words & numbers on the page just seem to merge into one and how much pressure I put on myself. Somethings never go away even as an adult.

The tutors were lovely and assured me things will be different now Iโ€™m an adult, and adaptations can be made to help me. But I felt proud of myself that I stepped into doing something I fear the most. Which just reminded me how some of the children feel each day going to school. I start my learning in September, and I just wanted to say that despite what teaching may of been like years ago donโ€™t let it put you off relearning today. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

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