Taking Risks

So I’ve been contemplating what to write my next post about, but for me this is a topic which is important to me. Taking a risk and jumping out of the comfort zone for the long term benefits. Autistic people, so often because of the conditions, stay to the norm, the routine, the comfortable life but I’ve learnt the last few years that by jumping out of it, the benefits are huge!

Leaving Tesco in August 2017 to go to HJS was a risk knowing I only had 12 months guaranteed work, but that risk paid off massively! I developed confidence in my ability, confidence and knowledge of the educational sector but more importantly I developed an understanding of just how tough working in education is. By doing this, it affirmed by believe that education is where I belong and am ultimately destined to work in for the rest of my career. I worked under a brilliant teacher and all the staff there supported me in my journey with the OU.

After falling out of love with the OU this year, I started looking into going to traditional uni, something which as I’ve previously mentioned in past posts, was ruled out by everyone. I’m no doubt taking a risk by going to uni, back into the class room environment which I struggled with so badly in the past knowing that my chosen uni are so good with mental health, after finding that out from a distant family member who attends there, I know it’s the right place for me. 3 years time and I will finally be a primary school teacher! The goal will have been achieved. I take so much from HJS, simply in terms of friends and people I regard so highly, but ultimately I take going forward a respect of teachers and what they do and a drive, passion and believe that I will be a success in taking this risk!

The 12 months at HJS, will no doubt support me through uni life simply because of the first hand experience I now have! I’m relieved to have been getting to know other people on my course in preparation for September and I certainly look forward to getting to know them and others further!:)

So until next time….

Thankyou for reading as always:)

AR