Monday, 20 August 2012

Standing Up

Last week I did something I never ever thought that I would do. I quit my job.  The crazy part is, I didn't want to, I was forced to - because I had to stand up for what was right.  I'm a teacher, I hope that the one thing that my students would tell you was that I always did what was right.  So, after a lengthy battle with my self conscience, I did what I thought was right and quit - in other words, the message I hoped to pass to my previous employer was, I am ashamed to be associated with this school, what has happened here is wrong, and I can no longer attach my name to it, because I have to do what is right.  I don't think anyone noticed - my employer didn't. 

I was brave when I said I would stand up for what's right, but it's hard when reality looks back at you, and asks how you're going to support your kids.  I don't know the answer. I wasn't expecting this. So, every piece of inspirational literature says that challenges are where we're made, that they don't break us - that we come through them stronger, but is there a guarantee on that? 

Dear God - don't leave me now. 

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