This week I resigned my post as a Further Education Maths Lecturer. I have decided to leave teaching for the moment.
I was struggling to balance my workload and was spending most evenings marking and planning despite only being part time.
I was no longer enjoying the job, particularly being in the classroom.
I did not feel like I was as good at teaching as I was before I had my son.
I had been injured in the classroom and there were no consequences for the student.
I miss my colleague who died a year ago and the workplace reminds me of that.
I am looking forward to spending more time with my son. I am excited about what the future holds and not having a plan for the first time in years.