I almost missed this month again, I have been so busy it’s unbelievable. I finished at summer camp and I was sad to go, but I have got the email addresses of a couple of the teachers I got on with really well, I can’t believe how many new friends I’ve made in such a short time.
I met John and Lynne in London, we had such a laugh. Lynne is going out to France next week and it’s working out well with her boyfriend. John started his adventure yesterday, so I have to keep up with him now on Facebook.
And, me? Well I sent loads of CV‘s out to schools on the coast of Granada and the Costa Del Sol, all the places are about an hour or so along the coast from Malaga. I got three interviews and I went over for the weekend.
I felt really confident and I know that was down to getting the TEFL certificate and doing the voluntary teaching. It’s hard to imagine that only 5 months ago I was reading TEFL course reviews and pushing myself to make such a big change in my life.
Do you know what, I used to continually think about my ex and now I hardly ever think of him, even when the kids mention his name, I don’t jump any more, not only do I feel stronger, but I am so excited about the future.
The interviews went well, although I didn’t much like one of the schools, but it was good to see how different schools work. None of them cared that I wasn’t fresh out of university, which was worrying me, they said they liked the fact that I had plenty of life skills and that I had grown up children. They were very interested in my voluntary placement experience and I said that I couldn’t fault it when I wrote the review and I felt it was a valuable experience.
Back in England on the mat was a letter postmarked ‘Spain’ I tore it open immediately and there was what I had been waiting for - a job offer! A nine month contract from October to June teaching in the afternoons from 4pm until 9.30pm from Monday to Friday.
Claire is a couple of hours away, so we can get together some weekends, which is perfect, I got on the phone to her I was just so thrilled and I feel grateful to her that she recommended that I do a course.
Three days later and I had given my notice, luckily I only needed to give a week. Everyone at work was very supportive and they bought me an e-reader as a leaving present! Within a week I was back out in Spain looking for an apartment, I want one with a nice balcony where I can sit outside in the mornings and read. “Vamos a Ver”, as they say in Spain, “let’s see”…