…my resignation from the teaching service.
I submitted my letter/the form a fortnight ago but I waited to ‘go public’ with the info because I wanted to personally tell as many of my students as I could.
I didn’t manage to reach everyone but the JC1 cohort knows now so I guess that’s that.
Anyway, I wanted to ‘go public’ with the news because I’ve had messages and whatnot from a number of people asking me about it.
I’m tired of repeating myself, so in a nutshell:
- Why I’m leaving:A multitude of reasons, the most important of which is a ‘pull’ factor i.e. the appeal of doing creative work in the arts industry.
Moreover, since I’m relatively young and relatively unencumbered by financial constraints, better to try this now than never.
- Last day of work: Sun. 9 Sep 2012.
- Plans for the future: Writing creatively full-time for six months with certain targets that I’ve set. If I don’t ‘meet those targets’, my ‘punishment’ is to go back to working at a ‘proper’ job and stop using air-quotes so liberally.
- Obesity: Yes.
Last but not least, the picture has no bearing to the content of this post, apart from the word “tender”. That was not an air-quote, BTW.