fadagaski: (take it easy turtle)
Hoo-boy! So things are spiralling rapidly towards the future! But let's back up, and track how it's come to this point.

  1. I decided I wanted to be a freelance writer.

  2. I put out my CV into the world.

  3. I received a job offer as a contracted writer in the education sector, which I had to turn down because of the hella long notice period required of teachers.

  4. I handed in my notice.

  5. I thought, off-hand, about looking for teaching jobs abroad.

  6. I looked at teaching jobs abroad.

  7. I applied for a bunch (literally, like, 100).

  8. I signed up for 10 agencies.

  9. I was offered two jobs, and rejected both as unsuitable.

  10. I signed up for one more agency.

  11. I got a job in Fujairah, that starts in August.

And that's where it's at! Wow! School ends here next Friday, and I fly out on 19th August. I'll be down in London tomorrow sorting out some paperwork. It's kind of crazy that 4 months ago I was all gung-ho about leaving teaching entirely. Not anymore, it seems.

Also, my family are looking to move to the Orkneys in 3 years' time, so there's that to look forward to as well.

All aboard the Emirates Express!
fadagaski: (no parking)
I might be moving to China in 5 months.
fadagaski: (dn L)

  1. July 2015
    • Finish manuscript.

  2. August 2015
    • Pitch for freelance opportunities. This is the litmus test.
    • Apply for mortgage.

  3. September 2015
    • Edit manuscript. Test on guinea pigs.
    • Happy birthday to me!

  4. October 2015
    • Find an agent.
    • Start second novel.
    • Continue to find new freelancing opportunities.

  5. November 2015
    • Buy a house.
    • If successful, start sole trader company.

  6. December 2015
    • Enjoy Christmas.
    • Finish second novel.

  7. January 2016
    • Edit novel. Test on guinea pigs.

  8. February 2016
    • Submit second novel to agent.

  9. March 2016
    • Continue to find new freelancing opportunities.
    • Start script writing.

  10. April 2016
    • Tax returns!

  11. May 2016
    • Hand in notice/ask for reduced hours.

  12. June 2016
    • Continue to find new freelancing opportunities.

  13. July 2016
    • Finish script.
    • Last day?

fadagaski: (dn L)
There are many things I want to do, and seeing the path to doing them is nigh impossible. I want to live a location-independent existing, working from country to country for the rest of my life. I would support myself any way I could - online/freelance writing, WWOOFing, TESOL, anything. I would go where the wind swept me.

But I can't. I have debts here, responsibilities, things and people that need looking after. So I must stay.

I tried looking up different ways to make money online. There are lots of ideas out there ... none of them guaranteed. I can't risk that.

The Yearning is for a challenge. To travel the world would be an immense challenge, but it's not possible right now. Instead, I'm setting my sights on something else. My new challenge - to get a Masters (in American Studies) and then a PhD (in Education?).

And maybe, in that time, other challenges might arise. Who knows?
fadagaski: (post lacks insight)
Lose your temper once in this entire week of crap and feel like a monster. FML.
fadagaski: (dn L)
I spend a large amount of time on Pinterest when I only have the school computer for entertainment (no games *sadface*). Yesterday I was looking at the 'Kids' subsection; lots of nurseries, lots of games, lots of pithy sayings ... and lots of pictures of families.

I would like a family. Actually, looking around, I think I would like a large family. Like, 4-5 kids kind of large. Thing is though, I'm 27 (not ancient, but still). I probably won't get to have any kids until I'm 30+, if I'm lucky. And to squeeze 4-5 into a decade is doable (hell, that's how it was done before the 50s) but ...

I dunno. I'm talking gibberish. Blame the cough meds.
fadagaski: (trigun vash thumbs-up)
Wow! So hi? I haven't posted in a canny while, which affects basically only me as I use this as a Record of Stuff (aka a diary). Things in my life (in general date order of occurrence):

  1. Got a temporary job at the school at which I was training.
  2. Moved into a tiny bedsit in Hartlepool.
  3. Quit my Pub job.
  4. Still with Boyfriend. ♥♥♥
  5. Inducted at new school, where I met my form class. ♥
  6. Found a new place in Bedford to live in for the next year - and it's furnished!.
  7. Temporary job drawing to a close soon.
  8. Still in debt, despite wonderful teacher pay cheque, but I can see the light at the end of this particular tunnel.
  9. Realised I hadn't updated my Future Self on shit going on in life, and then wrote this post.


Are we up-to-date now, Future Self? Good. I hope life for you is going as wonderfully as it is for me right now.

I think that applies to everyone. :)
fadagaski: (teacher me)
I drove to school today in floods of tears.

I left school grinning, having had a really good day. (All my problems are, of course, still there, but whatevs. I taught kids shit today).

Pretty sure I'm doing the PGCE emotional rollercoaster thing backwards.

2am ramble

Feb. 13th, 2012 02:01 am
fadagaski: (dn L)
1) What sucks about not getting the job at that school isn't the failure of getting the job (though that sucks). It's the uncertainty. What if they were trying to call me but I didn't have signal at the time? It's such a stupid sliver of hope, but it might explain the lack of email. Stupid optimism is stupid.

2) My half-term 'holiday':

- write essay
- submit essay
- plan other essay
- submit plan for other essay
- read two novels for school
- plan two schemes of work based on aforementioned novels for school
- try to figure out what the third scheme of work is supposed to entail
- work 31 hours at the Pub

3) In two years' time I will be camping out under the stars in the Australian bush drinking whisky and laughing at my past self.

4) I'm putting weight on again. Bah humbug.
fadagaski: (ff7 cloud sleepy)
I am procrastinating on a whole bunch of stuff so: first post of the New Year! Here are some things:

1) I lost my voice over Christmas due to a cold, from Dec 22nd to Dec 28th.
2) Now I have another virus of some kind: swollen glands and general malaise. I feel like crap.
3) There are two essays that I need to start reading and planning for, but oh my God how much do I not have the energy right now?
4) How come, when writing, that the words flow right up until about 21k? And then it's like OMG U CAN NO RITE. I have to finish [livejournal.com profile] shei's fic and I'm filling something on the [livejournal.com profile] glee_kink_meme but just uuuuuugh.
5) When I don't feel like mildly tempered death, I will take up running again this year. That's my resolution (incidentally, the same as last year, but this time I might keep it up for the full 12 months).
6) I don't even want to think about applying for jobs at the moment. God.
fadagaski: (STOP!)
I'm coming down with a cold or something. Aching joints. Rough throat. Bah humbug.

Also writing so much fic! It is entirely [livejournal.com profile] shei's fault. I will be posting them here when they're finished despite how much LJ sucks at the moment. (I can appreciate the hard work they put in against the DDoS attacks, because LJ proved itself awesome and we were all grateful. It doesn't really excuse an update that suddenly renders it unserviceable to the visually impaired and, frankly, general users).

Frighteningly short of money. :( I need moar [read: any] work.
fadagaski: (surprise snail)
[livejournal.com profile] rhaegal: Growing up, did you ever imagine that this would be your future - discussing the romance of kidnapping someone with your fake lesbian-wife?
fadagaski: (horse free spirit)

Lovely manager at pub has taken more than an hour to cash up. And he's still doing it wrong. I want to go to sleeeeeep.

Went to a fab fancy dress party last night. I was a mummy, in tea-dyed bedsheet bandages. Got a couple of numbers for my efforts too, so whoop!

Tomorrow is the first day back after half term. Am slightly kakking it, I confess. No lesson plans, no scheme of work, no organised PGCE folders, no QTS tests booked. I fail utterly at being a responsible adult.

Speaking of: Boy from a few months ago has been sending me long pleading emails. I realise this is my fault because I never broke it off with him, I just left him hanging with no explanation. I feel really bad about that. But a part of me is grateful that he's getting the message and I sort of dodged the bullet, because he would have been an incredibly close, devoted, clinging boyfriend.

Much preferring the fab life alone.

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fadagaski: (STOP!)

Got a speeding ticket.

Got a parking ticket.

Late to a lecture today.

Massive misunderstanding at school meant I was in big trouble for an afternoon before it got sorted.

Feeling fat and unhappy and unprofessional.

Drastically short of money, but have no time in which to earn more.

It's raining today.

Life is a black abyss.

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fadagaski: (trigun vash thumbs-up)
My sleep cycle is apparently so used to being cut short now that I woke up at 4.45am without prompting. I am putting the extra time to good use by watching Ice Age and reading porn.

PGCE stuff, or: Reflective journaling )

Pub stuff, or: Reasons why barwork is awesome )
fadagaski: (take it easy turtle)
I am watching Mad Max whilst waiting for oatmeal/raisin cookies to finish baking so I can have some with a cup of tea whilst I watch my movie and read Kurt/Blaine fic on AO3.

I don't even care I have work at 7pm, because my life is awesome.
fadagaski: (take it easy turtle)

If I had been less disciplined, if I had read one more fic instead of walking to work, it would've rained before I left and I'd have taken the car. Now I'm looking at 6 hours in wet underwear. Bah.

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fadagaski: (take it easy turtle)

Surprise 12-hr shift at Pub was surprising! Because I was only scheduled for a 9-hr. Still. It wasn't so bad. I went a bit cucoo at the end.

Most annoying part of the day was having to negotiate with my manager for full pay. He wanted to pay me for 11.5 hours. I pointed out that a 12-1230 shift was 12 hrs and 10 mins worth of pay (20 min unpaid break deducted).

Have texted head manager to double check figures because dammit I will be paid the full amount or else!

But though I'm exhausted, and it is Hell week, and I am still stuck in the UK, I just had a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food so all is well and nothing can be ill.

Whee R+J quote ftw! I've gone the full gamut of British culture - Red Dwarf to Shakespeare.

PS. I downloaded the Mad Max trilogy. Jensen Ackles is the spit of Mel Gibson circa 1980.

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A poll!

Aug. 23rd, 2011 10:32 am
fadagaski: (splash beagle)
[Poll #1771916]

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fadagaski: (ff7 cloud afro)

"Eeee. I could never have an overdraft. I would just die. You should do without instead of going into the red."

FYI: sometimes you don't have a choice. Deal with it.

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