A Year of “F” Words

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper

Bertrand Russell

As the year’s end drastically approaches, I can’t help but reflect on the year that has been. The success, the failure, the good and the bad.

In Townsville the year began with the worst floods our region has ever seen. Homes were washed away, schools were closed. The below image is Oonoonba State School – a primary school that was closed for the majority of semester 1 as community members, local trades and the army boys worked tirelessly to rebuild.

Image Source: Townsville Bulletin

For me, next came finals. Final placements, final assessments and finally my final day at university. I was finally a fully qualified teacher, and I had secured a full-time position at a school I loved with amazing colleagues.

Book Week with the best colleagues ever!!!

Following my final day at university, came my final day as a single lady. I married my darling Scotty on a cliff overlooking the ocean *tre’s cliche’* and it was, and still is, the most flawless fairytale moment I ‘ve ever experienced.

❤ ❤ ❤

The second half of the year found me struggling with state school funding – as I fought tooth and nail to meet content descriptors aimed at teaching students about technology with laptops that look like they’ve been around since the Triassic period.

As the year draws to a close disaster once again turns a furious eye on our country as fires consume drought stricken regions across Queensland and New South Wales. Closing schools, destroying homes and leaving thousands of people and their loved ones stranded in shelters.

Image Credit: Tweed Daily News

The fantastic work of our formidable emergency services personal across the country is a constant reminder of how strong we are as whole – across Australia people are petitioning to have more funding given to those in disaster affected areas – namely from the reserve set aside for the NYE fireworks displays.

If you would like to sign the petition click here !

What are the most memorable “F” words that pop up when you think about the past year?