I can’t believe the last post I left you guys on was that nonsense haha… still funny though. I guess you guys should be used to this by now. Me leaving for an entire summer, well in case you didn’t realise I did it again and it was good… great in fact. It does feel good to be back though to a certain extent. I mean I like being here with all my clothes and air conditioning and… do I sound privileged yet. Anyway for you guys that don’t know, in June I jetted off to America to go where I have been for the past 4 summers… CAMP. I don’t know if any of you know the mental state I was in at the time but I really did need to get away. Masters life was draining, I wasn’t in the right environment and I just needed time away from a place that had just given me so much stress. I questioned myself whether leaving was the right decision but as soon as I made my way down the gravel and through the trees into camp I know I had made the right choice. There is no greater feeling than living and working with people you love and care so much about. It’s something I wish everybody got to experience. I won’t go too much into my time there in this post but just know it was a great summer! My second year in a job that I absolutely love, working with a lot of the people who I admire and respect. I will always cherish being in the position to shape the future of young individuals and having such a positive impact on their life. The great thing about this is that you get to witness it. 2 campers who were previously part of my programme were now on staff and I felt like a proud uncle. There are not many places where you get to see that growth first hand and if I was to stay in Bournemouth drowning under pointless paperwork and petty humans I would’ve never witnessed it. Thank you past Byran. But now it’s an and of an era. The only thing I am almost sure about in my life is that I’ll be back at camp next summer. I have never wanted to return so much. Maybe I should just work at camp for the rest of my life, maybe that’s where my future lies. Anyway I have now come to the end of my masters and I have no idea what the future holds. Time to finally enter the real world and apply for jobs and look for places to live. Its a pretty daunting transition but a necessary one and something that scares me but excites me. All these years in education haven’t been for nothing and I knew the deal, this day was coming and now its finally here. Time to take life by its reigns and ride it like a bull. Right now though, I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I know what my end goal is but I don’t know the steps to take to get there. There are a lot of obstacles life throws at you some foreseen some unexpected and dealing with them is a task within itself. But this is also how we grow and makes us appreciate what we have and what we want to have. It truly is a sad time to potentially be leaving a place I love and saying bye to a few good friends. But I guess it’s the start of something new and exciting, I could not do another year in education so work is the only option. Shout out to the Staff of CDW 2016 and all the Postgrad Media Students 2015-2016. Good luck with all your future endeavours and I’ll see you again soon. Peace x
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