The final hurdle is no higher than the rest but feels like it is!
I remember at the start of my teacher training journey in September, when for the first time I stood in front of my class with a huge grin on my face, yet my stomach churned anxiously and the thoughts that perplexed my mind, with my own echo constantly reassuring myself “I CAN DO THIS!!!” Well here I am… at the final phase of achieving my ultimate dream of becoming a teacher.
I got through this journey not alone but through the support of my mentors, my tutors, my class fellows, the training I received on school/core training days and most importantly through my own devotion to thrive for success. I have always been hard-working, motivated and committed to my own learning by persevering and never stopping to a halt. Any journey one wishes to embark on can bring all kinds of challenges, but to overcome those I have learnt that one must remain connected with what the true heart’s desires and for me that has always been to make a difference in childrens lives through quality first teaching.
My journey is not yet complete… fear of failure is something that seems to be constantly worrying me at the back of my mind at this final hurdle. What if my evidence isn’t good enough? What if I have missed something out completely? Have I annotated everything? I feel there is still a lot of work to be done yet, even though I made sure that nothing was left to the last minute. At this stage, I need to be thinking about the best ways to showcase my success which I have achieved throughout the whole of this training year, yet my mind has started to burst a lot of questions, unnecessary questions which are creating anxiety and Panic! The only thing to get me through this is to think positively and remind myself that I didn’t come this far to only come this far. Believing in myself and all that I have achieved speaks for itself.
The end in sight is near and it’s going to be AWESOME! In less than a month I will have completed the first chapter of my life long journey into the teaching career and start the next chapter with my own class, new challenges and new hurdles to overcome next year. For now, I need to keep pushing myself forward. Do whatever it takes to get the desired result. I’ll soon leap over that final hurdle and land right where I want to be.
Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely!
“Hardships Often Prepares Ordinary People For An Extraordinary Destiny…”