Well, I can finally announce this. I will be taking the next year off (2016-2017 school year) as a ‘sabbatical year’ of sorts. I will be working various maternity cover and other jobs to save money for my tuition and then I will begin my programme at University of Bristol in September 2017. I officially accepted my offer, and I can’t wait to start this journey. It will be in Educational Psychology, so still related to teaching but just taking a slightly different direction. After ten years of teaching, I know that this will make me miss the classroom but also strengthen the ways that I will be able to reach out to my kiddos in school settings. This will also be an adventure to be in my passport country for the first time ‘on my own’. I say that because I won’t be with my mum and dad and sister, but I will be able to see and spend time with my aunts, uncle and cousins. Special thanks to my family who have always believed in me and encouraged me. I will still be closely linked to Tanzania.
East Africa will be where I carry out my research and Tanzania remain where I feel ‘home’, whatever that word may mean for this stage of life I am in. So if you know of any cover positions or short term work, or even freelance editing or lesson planning, I’m your girl! Let’s talk!
(So you can guess the result I left you with on my last blog – I did finally get the courage to hit ‘submit’ with my Bristol application!)