Wow changes, ala that retro song (might I suggest you listen as you read?? because this what I am listening to as I type), mind blowing changes, positive changes have been happening around here….
What a year, a changes in domestic arrangements, changes in living environments, change in employment status (4 times over peeps), changes in the CT, changes in mind-set, changes in career… Lots of changes…. But all good!!
Twenty-ten changes?? Let’s start with new Sew What aliases inspired by CT. Here at Sew What headquarters, we have all embraced our inner Wiggle (though with much protest from the adults in the household) and Dorothy the Dinosaur (aka CT) has given each of us a secret Wiggle idenity. I am no longer, Mummy. The new moniker in these parts is Captain Feathersword (or the Captain for short). Donnie is now Henry the Octopus, Happy is the Purple Wiggle and CT is Dorothy the Dinosaur. If you do a little wiggly research (yes, there is new secret lingo franca to learn too), you may learn why we have new super secret wiggly identities.
A few might be thinking big deal you have dyed your hair. This is a first for me. A major communication brain fart between me and my new hairdresser. I love it, even though it took me a whole month to get used to the new colour. No more deaf, dumb and blonde for me. No way Jose. Can’t afford to use that excuse in my life for at the next 2 years. Why?
Might I introduce exhibit b (stage right)? Might I also say that each time I look at exhibit b, I feel like hyperventilating? Firstly because I look like an absolute pyscho kitten in the photo. More importantly though, I am a Masters Student (coursework not research)! I didn’t think I could pull it off!! At the end of last year, I realised 2 things a) I would struggle to find another teaching position as a Japanese teacher (too many teachers for too few places) and b) I missed working with “little people”. I thought it was too late to apply for first semester this year at uni, until I went to a street party and talked with a neighbour, which got this whole ball rolling. I wasn’t officially enrolled until the 15th of February (orientation was on the 20th and 21st) and classes started on Monday. Ah I am so excited about the study and the change in direction. It isn’t that I dislike Japanese teaching but I have changed. Ironically my first course paper is more or less about I came to this point.
So the hiatus was more than a summer fling, I was so scared I would jinx this course. Naturally there has been making going on behind the scenes and there will be plenty inspired by this change in career direction. Apologies for being so super secret squirrel about it all but I couldn’t trust myself to let the cat out of the bag only to be tripped up at the final hurdle. Well must run, now off to find a qualitative research paper on a subject close to my heart regarding EC (Early Childhood) Teaching. So it is a cheery tootle-loo from me to you. :D