Back to ‘school’?

I couldn’t really think of an appropriate title for this blog post, but the last month has been crazy.

The spare time I have had for writing has been consumed with a 14,000 word assignment for a coaching diploma. It has been many years since my days of school and for one reason or another, I didn’t do the Uni thing. It was more work and took far longer than I expected. But it has been submitted and I’m enjoying that feeling of relief. I had three months and of course left it until the last one (the latter half of the last one).

It turns out 14,000 words is a lot of words.

But it’s over. And here I am. Back to writing blog posts that on the grander scheme of things don’t count towards anything other than my own enjoyment. With that said, that’s really what matters. I have been away for a month or so and starting to lose track of what I was writing about, what I have written about and what I was planning to write about. But I don’t think I have specifically written about coaching and my plans.

So what are my plans?

I stand at a crossroads.

And what feels like a bit of a cliff edge.

I like my current job. I go to work, I usually enjoy what I do, I like my colleagues. I don’t wish the week away nor count the days until a holiday. But it’s not what I want to do. I would like to coach. The plan needs a bit of fleshing out. Leaving my job with no proper plan may not be the wisest decision I could even make.

But every journey starts with a beginning and for me this is an ILM Coaching Diploma. It turns out it’s hard work and going back to ‘school’ while working full time can feel a little too much some weeks. There is also the recorded coaching and supervision that I need to complete for the diploma. It’s exciting thinking about the coming 12 months, a little daunting too, but mostly exciting.

Updates and a proper blog post to follow!

A challenge wouldn’t be worth it if it wasn’t challenging

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