This is my blog, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
Okay, so I had to start somewhere. And while this is my first post, I feel like it is barely holding back a tsunami of backlogged ideas and thoughts.
I've long wanted to start a blog to share insight into what I do and why I love it.
Nearly two years ago, I accepted a job at The American International School of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman, leaving behind my cushy, safe, long time job in a Melbourne public school. It was a roll of the dice that has brought me happiness and life satisfaction beyond anything I could've dreamed, and in the unlikeliest of places - I knew nothing of Oman when I accepted the job.
My experience doing what I do is one I've wanted to share from day one, I want to share every turn and dip of the rollercoaster, tell my story if you'd like to hear it. Yet, it's taken me until now to actually put things into motion.
I consider myself moderately tech savvy - a teacher has to be to survive - but, if I'm being honest, my technology capabilities still remain a harbour of untapped potential. I don't blog because I'm surrounded by people that do it better than me. I don't tweet because I'm surrounded by people that do it better than me. So on the backburner in remained...
As mentioned in my little mini bio, I'm also an aspiring scribbler. My interest has led me to the part time study of a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing at Deakin University. Trucking along, I found myself in a subject called Blogging and Online Communications. Through it, I seem to have found the fire needed to actually step up, start this and - hopefully, so hopefully - maintain it.