Today, I had my job interview at a primary school. I had to read a book of my choice to a group of 5 children and ask them comprehension questions. I chose ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’ by Judith Kerr and brought with a cat puppet that looked like Mog, to help bring the book to life. Then, I had a panel interview with the Year 1 teacher, SENCO and another staff member.
I hope it went well. The most important thing is that I went to the interview despite feeling nervy, I didn’t wake up and have a panic attack. I kept telling myself how important it was to go and I went and did it.
What helped me?
– Deep breathing (I did this in the cab on the way there).
– Preparing everything- book, resources, reading school website
– Making sure I got washed and dressed quickly so I didn’t have time to panic hugely.
Today is also the last day of me being 27, as tomorrow I turn 28 🙂 my birthday! Tonight I am going to see the actress Rebel Wilson play Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, with one of my best friends Katie. Its an old musical that I have never seen, although I know a lot of the songs as they are very famous. I am going with a friend, as a birthday present from my dad, and I am very excited.
This year has had many ups and downs, but I am so proud of all I have achieved. I have worked in two schools and thought about building my career as a teacher, I went on holiday to Italy and am hopefully going to Prague in August, I have fundraised, met new people, been on dates and looked towards the future. This year I have celebrated two of my cousins weddings (one in Cambridge), visited the Cotswolds and Leicestershire, been to Harry Potter world, Ronnie Scotts, seen Matilda, In the Heights, Thriller and Motown musicals, saw some brilliant films at the cinema, read some books that challenged me and most importantly have tried to live and build my life again.
Life is not always easy. There are times when I feel low but today I am excited for my birthday and going to the theatre tonight. Even if I don’t get this job, I am proud of myself for trying.