After much deliberation, I made the decision to study for my PGCE ( teaching qualification).
With a year’s teaching under my belt, I am now in the position to say, that I enjoy it, am passionate about it, and want to continue down this career path. That is not to say that I am abandoning my professional practice, as this is where my true passions lie. But if this financial instability has taught me one lesson, is that you should diversify, be a master of a number of trades for relying on the world of construction, architecture, design, art etc; is simply not enough.
So I have now started the two years of hard(er) graft to gain that all important qualified teacher status begins but the last time I was in higher education was 11 years ago. My life is somewhat different now. I am older, wiser, responsible for two children, one husband, a cat, a mortgage and a design consultancy. But hey-ho, others have done it and triumphed and I hope to do the same . . and report back!!!