I was once told that I have a magnet on my back. A magnet that attracts those (particularly young people) who have or having difficult times in their lives. They're going through things that no child should have to go to, they have nobody they can talk too... I seem to attract the broken, the… Continue reading Attracting the Broken
Everyone has a happy place. A place that they can visit in their minds eye when the world seems bleak, when there is no light in the darkness, when all they want is for the sky to collapse on top of them. Sometimes, we visit our happy place when we ourselves are indeed happy. This… Continue reading Visiting my Happy Place
There are two things that I could write about today, and they are both of equal importance; or at least to my brain they are. I want to write about both but I don't know whether to write one today and leave the other for Monday or to cause chaos and write two blogs into… Continue reading Two in One
I was asked an interesting question by one of my colleagues yesterday. At the time, I gave a quick answer - the answer I expect I would have wanted to hear but as I've dwelled on it over the past 24 hours, I've come to realise that there are a number of ways that I… Continue reading School Timeturner
As you may know, I work in a school. If you didn't know: I work in a school. Good. Now we're all on the same page. On most days, I love my job. I love being able to work with fantastic teachers and generally enthusiastic kids and being able to positively impact these kids lives.… Continue reading Thinking I’m Funny
Today comes to you from a place of great happiness yet also a place of great sadness. A place of great excitement but a place of loss. Tonight, as we did four years ago, we had a farewell meal for the Hughes going off to uni - only this time, it's not me. Tomorrow morning,… Continue reading Flying the Nest
I don't totally know what to write a blog on today. I've had many ideas, and I've been reunited with my work colleagues and students over the past few days but I still don't know what to say. But I can tell you this, I am very glad to be back at school. I'm glad… Continue reading Chipper Dipper
I am a care kid. I'm not ashamed to say it. I am a care kid. Maybe once, when I was starting my secondary education I was ashamed of it. I was ashamed of being different, ashamed of not living with my parents. I didn't tell anyone I was a care kid, obviously all the… Continue reading I, am a Care Kid.
Dreams are so important to have. Believing in something is important... I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t give up. Keep striving for your dreams because one day you’ll get there. Your dreams may change but that’s okay, that’s normal.