For teachers in the UK, the 31st of May is a date seared into their consciousness. It marks the pivotal moment when a decision must be made – to continue teaching or to embark on a new path.
The choice between staying or leaving teaching is a significant one, not to be taken lightly. Leaving without a plan might seem risky, but is it really?
Breaking Free: A decade ago this month, I made the life-altering decision to leave my teaching career. I had no financial safety net, a baby in tow, and no guarantee of success. Many called it a huge risk.
So, what’s the secret to my current financial stability, happiness, and improved well-being? It’s remarkably simple – I decided to quit. No waiting for the “perfect” time, no excuses.
Life is filled with tough choices. Just like the challenging decision to leave my homeland for a year abroad, change my diet for better health, or make exercise a priority.
We often find ourselves at a crossroads, contemplating decisions we’ve deferred for too long. These decisions may seem formidable, but they lead to personal growth, prosperity, and freedom in the long run.
Courage and Transformation: Making difficult decisions demands courage, but they are profoundly transformative. They propel us forward, forcing us to confront fears and take control of our destinies.
Risk is an inherent part of life. To learn, grow, and thrive, we must be willing to take calculated risks and opt for the less-traveled path.
Don’t let easy decisions dictate your life. Staying in limbo stifles happiness and freedom. Making tough choices is where true growth resides.
If you’re a teacher, remember that you possess a remarkable superpower. Regardless of others’ beliefs, your potential is boundless.
After reading this, what challenging decision are you ready to make? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Leaving teaching in the UK can be daunting, but it can also lead to a brighter future. Embrace the challenge, choose your path, and pave the way for personal growth and fulfilment.
Love, Ellie x
- Have already quit / decided to quit teaching
- Are serious about creating a tuition biz that replaces or exceeds your teaching income
- Are already running a 1:1 tuition biz but would like to pivot towards a 2 hour-a-week group programme