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superstarheartbreaker Wed 19-Mar-14 00:30:36

I did really well at school and got good grades however since then I have really struggles to find my direction.
After an abusive relationship I quit my degree in zoo lolly to do an art course. It was more of a healing process tbh and as my main passion was ceramics I decided not to take it up as it is very hard to make a living from. I also lost a lot of confidence as only just scraped by.
Eventually I got a good degree in my best subject: English with a 2:1(scraped).
I also scraped through my pgce and found it tough.
Since then I got pregnant on my nqt year and had to quit. I have been doing learning support and then got a job as a teacher. After two months I was bullied out.
I gave struggled with bullying and abuse and I'm wondering if there are any courses I can do apart from the freedom programme to help with this?
As for my career I'm not sure I can cope with the pressures of being a teacher so I'm thinking of becoming a legal secretary. I'm a bit worried that this will go wrong too. I did great for my gcses and got good academic a levels and I am very creative so I'm wondering why I'm finding it so bloody hard to establish myself.

superstarheartbreaker Wed 19-Mar-14 00:31:15

Zoology not zoo lolly! Excuse typos!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 19-Mar-14 00:36:10

I'm sorry that you're having a struggle to find your niche OP but, from your post, I think that you possibly quit a little too easily. Some things are just not easy and it's not always possible to find a job that is your passion that pays the bills.

As somebody gets older, it's more difficult to chop-and-change and it is expected that they'll become more settled in a particular direction because it's harder and perhaps more awkward to establish themselves against younger people who've found their path earlier on.

Is there a careers counsellor you could see?

superstarheartbreaker Wed 19-Mar-14 00:43:47

I have been teaching on and off now for 8 years. More off than on but I really struggle with it if I'm honest. I don't want such a hefty workload and I hate the politics. My confidence has been badly knocked. That's All. I got offered three teaching jobs at once as they liked me so much so i chose the posh school and I couldn't control the classes. I was managed out.

wobblyweebles Wed 19-Mar-14 00:51:55

Perhaps look at working in adult education?

Or use your degree to apply for jobs that ask simply for a degree rather than something specialist.

I think at this stage it would be valuable to try out some other jobs but I wouldn't commit to any major retraining.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 19-Mar-14 00:54:35

That wasn't clear from your post, sorry OP. It would be a shame to chuck in a career that you've obviously worked hard for. What about looking for different jobs within that industry to see whether you could teach something creative? I don't know if there's a career's specialist for teachers to talk to or not but that would be my first step.

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