I started to draft this blog post back in May when I ended my career break from teaching and stepped back into the classroom. Despite being adamant that I would not return to full time teaching ever again I willingly accepted a full time, long term supply contract in a local high school. Much to my surprise and to those who know me well, I enjoyed it. It wasn't a bed of roses, managing teenagers never is! But, I relished the challenge and have a strong sense that teaching is where I am meant to be. I knew this back in May and I knew that Poppy Sparkles was a season of my life that was and is drawing to a close. I've hesitated over wrapping things up, but now there is a strong urge to do it now.
So, I've switched names on my twitter, instagram and pinterest to a new name - liveandletviv - across them all if you're interested to joining me on my new adventure as 'me' rather than the Poppy Sparkles Jewellery me.
I'm undecided over whether to continue blogging as I'm conscious of not spending all my time online and creating content. If I am to resume my teaching career then I want time to be creative and relax without it becoming about creating for an audience. But it may be that I can't resist the urge to blog, we'll see!
And so, as I draw my last Poppy Sparkles blog post to a close, I would like to say a massive thank you to all those who have supported me over the last 4 and a bit years. I have felt honoured to create special jewellery pieces for so many people and have appreciated all the support in its many forms. Thank you, thak you, thank you.
My Etsy shop will remain open for a little while as there are still a few things in stock. It is likely that I will close it in early September, but may leave it going a little while longer dependent on the level of supply teaching work I have and how looking for a teaching position goes.
Thank you once again,
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