As quickly as it came, my TEFL training course has finished. I am officially a certified EFL teacher and I guess the world is now my oyster to discover for real! I cannot believe that the well-planned bit of my post-uni adventure has come to an end already. I am left feeling excited and nervous for what is next in store, and I really do not have a clue what that might be!
Looking past my recently developed paranoia of Barcelona’s pickpockets, I otherwise absolutely love this city and I am not sure spending just the month here is going to be enough. I have sent my CV out in the hope of finding a job that will enable me to stay a while longer and master Spanish. But the fruits of my search so far have left me facing tricky decisions. I have been offered a 2 year contract with guaranteed hours and training in new teaching methods that would enable me to become a well-rounded and experienced teacher. On the other end of the spectrum I have been offered a couple of hours here and there from lots of different companies which I would need to mix and match accordingly in order to be earning enough to survive! Needless to say, multiple pros and cons lists have been written, many a skype call home have been had and umm-ing and arrr-ing has come in abundance.
It’s at times like this that I feel like I am at a very clear fork in the road and whatever I decide, I will never know what the outcome would have been had I chose to go the other way. Oh man, what an awkward, confusing and anxious position to be in! Not that I’m complaining- I’m in Barcelona for now! 🙂