I now have a goal -
I know exactly where I want to be in the next five years and with FIRST, I know
I can make that goal a reality. Being support has always been in my blood. Never in the spotlight, but forever in the wings so to say. Helping others has always made me feel good, not praise or accolades, just knowing that the learners
under my care are happy and that makes my day.
But, this could never have happened without the backing and support of the FIRST Team themselves.
With their help, I have realised and discovered skills within me that would have otherwise been passed over and forgotten, and what a waste that could have been! These skills are now being turned to the good of myself, the learners, the team and for the good of FIRST as a whole. As the years go by, I expect to hone these skills to a fine point and learn much more, and become the best I can be.
It has also been amazing how many opportunities I have had to learn from and how I've grown in this time.
I mean, I had my first OFSTED experience within the first two weeks of joining FIRST, hard to top that or so I thought. But, only last month (June), we had the Start-Up Awards North East and what an event that was! So many talented individuals with amazing ideas and businesses. The buzz was beyond electric, and yes, at times it was stressful, but it was an experience I would have been a fool to miss and not take part in.
I could continue to go on and on, but I’ll end things here with my last thoughts.
Being able to reflect on the past six months has really brought together my happiness and appreciation for the work I do and the wonderful people I work with. There have been ups, downs, lefts and rights, and the next six months are seemingly going to be busier than the last, but I am ready to accept that challenge with open arms and a smile on my lips.
Here's to the next six months, and all the hard work it will bring.