Tomorrow I will be one step closer to teaching in England. I have finally completed my application to the agency which I hope will bear me across the vast oceans and continents. Tomorrow this overseas teaching application will be sent back from whence it came, for 'processing'.
I received it joyfully three months ago, and since then I have been adding snippets of information about myself and my education. During this time I have arranged a passport, and possibly found some people I know who are living in London right now. I haven't contacted them as yet.
Like I said, I'm getting there.
For those of you I haven't spoken to, I hope to leave by September, which is the start of the English school year, right after summer.
Right now my priorities are as such:
- Finish this last four weeks teaching my grade one class;
- Arrange a 'clearance entry visa', which I can't leave Australia without;
- Spend two days scanning a huge box of worksheets, and burn them on a cd;
- Save as much money as possible;
- Book flights;
- Get a credit card;
- Throw all the unnecessary items out of my room.
Tomorrow I trek down to the local post office after school, and post the neatly stapled paper parcel to Adelaide. After that, they will arrange a face to face interview with me, just to size me up.
The ball is rolling.