Update – work work work CANCER work…

So, it has been a while since I’ve been active on here. Partly because life got away from me! I’ve been so incredibly busy in the past two years. My first year of teaching was a success and 2016 saw me working with Stage 3. I was hard at work for the first semester of the year and then I noticed something wasn’t right…

Term 3 rolled around and I had been sick for weeks. And I mean WEEKS! I spent about 8 weeks going back and forth between dip sh** doctors. I kept on focussing on work, because when I was working, I didn’t notice what was going on with my body. I decided it was time to switch doctor and after a series of tests and scans I was advised to go straight to hospital as they were fearing respiratory failure. That visit was uneventful, all I had was an appointment with a respiratory specialist in 4 weeks time.

August 31st rolled around and all I remember hearing was “I’m not going to lie, it looks like Lymphoma”. After a CT┬áscan and core needle biopsy (OUCH!) it was all confirmed as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I left work Term 3 Week 7 for the rest of the year to kick cancers arse.

So, here I am. I’ve just finished 8 rounds of chemotherapy and am about to start radiation mid January. Oh, and I’m returning to work next year. I’m working with Stage 3 again. The tricky part will be juggling radiation AND teaching.

Anyway, I have uploaded some new resources on my TpT website. Go have a gander!


Reading Strategy Posters



Classroom Jobs




So, I’ve oficially moved to Sydney, bought a new car, met with my school and I feel so useless. My classroom isn’t set up and I can’t do anything with it because in 3 weeks time I’m going to be moved into a new room. I’m starting to feel like I don’t know anything. Tuesday is a SDD so hopefully I will have some time to get in there and add some things. What have I gotten myself into?!

New Horizons

It comes with great anticipation and sadness that I announce I am the new stage 2 teacher at a lovely school in Western Sydney. I am saddened that I will be separated from my family and friends and move to a huge city. This is something that I never wanted for myself. Country girl at heart, this will be one of the biggest challenges I will ever face. I will be putting my hard earned cash into living arrangements and pretty much put my life on hold for 3 years.
I am, however, excited that I will have my very own class full of eager children. Now to mention the support I will be given.

Plans change, people change. It’s all about taking the bull by the horns and enjoying the ride.