This week is half term and as I'm a teacher it's finally time for me to rest. I started a new job as a class teacher in a special school six weeks ago and it has been an incredibly stressful time for me dealing with the change.
I have come away for a few days to stay with my best friend and spend time with her. It's time for me to reflect on the change and recharge after a difficult time.
The stress of starting a new job caused my mental health to deteriorate for a few weeks. I restarted my antidepressant after talking to my doctor because the stress was giving me suicidal thoughts and intense mood changes. It is helping a lot and I am happy to say that I think this difficult period has ended now.
Nonetheless, I am really needing to rest and luckily I now have the time and space to do so.