Have been posting to omar.tumblr.com more and more. It’s more private then Facebook and other reasons but it’s there.
I was listening to Bloc Party recently and it took me back to a particular place in my life.
JH and I went to two different gigs in a really short space of time, I think. I remember buying one set of them over face value too, I think. I was doing my PGCE. So, it was… (approximate values)
3 teaching years in China.
3 teaching years in Manchester
1 teaching year in Gloucester
about 7 years ago.
And the second one was in Wolverhampton, Jenn drove and we went up with J and S. And it’s not that that I remember, it’s that it was then I decided to not do my third and final PGCE placement. It was one of those times when the right decision feels like the wrong one. I needed to do it and in hindsight I can see that with startling clarity but at the time it didn’t feel that way. I needed to take myself out of the situation. And I did, and for a time, it took a while to work things through. And I did work them through. And I moved on and up and out of Gloucester and then up and out of the country.
Life ebbs and flows, this much I know. But when times are bad, I already know that I’ve been here before and that it has turned around.