Where the magic happens


Today I had to tell my year 9 tutor class that I won’t be their tutor teacher next term. It was pretty hard because we’ve built up a bond and just started to get to know each other. I’ve enjoyed working with these junior students, trying to share with them things they need to know to be successful at high school, trying to encourage them to believe in themselves and know they are special young people.

But for a while I’ve been feeling like I have to do something to get a personal dream moving faster. So as of today, I’m no longer going to be teaching fulltime, but part-time. It’s a big step for our family, almost a half cut in pay. But all these years I’ve been encouraging my students to be brave, take risks, get out of comfort zones. It’s time I did that. Going part-time will give me more time to write and get more books out. I don’t know if I will fail at this or do well enough to maybe make a living from it one day. I just know that I have to try, and it has to be now!

I’m proud of myself for taking a step out of a comfort zone, hoping some magic happens.

Wish you all the best with your dreams guys 🙂


8 thoughts on “Where the magic happens

  1. chocajoe

    Awesome Dave 🙂 It will be hard with the income and family thing .. but everyone will grow to another level .. happiness will become more defined as in High Definition 🙂 I been thru it worked in Government / Training etc for 25yrs and then decided to make the decision where you are at now lol .. but as 42yr old with 5 kids 🙂 6yrs on havent looked back … not rich in monetary terms but rich in being happier and creative .. all the best uso

    1. David Riley Post author

      Thank you uso that’s the kind of encouragement that helps me to believe in this! Looking forward to that High Definition happiness. Thank you for taking the time to say this uso, all the best to you and aiga too 🙂


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