Well my page is done and as long as Catina is happy with it, that will be my last action for this phase of TeachDifferent: The Diversity Programme. Who knows where this work will take us?
I came back to work in September last year after three years jugging caring, grieving, working, running a charity and being a single parent. I needed some focus but I was jaded and a bit bored, didn't want the graft without the excitement. Thanks to EDIFdefinition (and Catina, and all of you) this has been my most exciting year at work, I have loved it.
What the funding has done is given me a voice and a platform, to develop ideas that were forming during all those years sitting at the bedside of poorly parents. I've got braver with each day, to express my ambition - if I'm going to change education this is the moment and I'm giving it my best shot. And it's brought me in touch with others who have inspired and challenged me, some of whom I hope will go forward with me as comrades and friends.
That's why project funding matters - because of the way in which it can regenerate us, push us out of comfortable spaces, give us a platform to take risks and make mistakes. I started to write Au Revior at the top of this blog, in the hope of seeing some of you again, but I've changed it to A Bientot - if my schoolgirl French isn't letting me down - until next time.