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It’s time for a new journey…I quit my job :)

April 25, 2011 - April 27, 2012

I’ve just made the biggest decision of my life when I tendered my resignation on April 27, 2012 from Berkeley International School. Since taking on my role at Berkeley a year ago I have experienced a steep learning curve in my career, I’ve enjoyed all the challenges and opportunities that were presented to me and I know that I will surely miss my job and the people that I worked with. Anyhow, it is now time for a new journey!

What’s now? 

For the first time, I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone, to leave a secured well-paid job and go back to school just because I feel it’s the right thing to do. The decision was spontaneous perhaps it was me going through some quarter life crisis moment. I took the time to reflect upon both my professional and personal development journey over the last years and realized that I’ve spent majority of my career working in schools, and really enjoyed it! However, I’ve never had a proper training and credential in education. Although I know that I do not want to become a teacher, I still want to understand the theories behind child development and the basic concepts in education etc. as it is my goal to take up a school management/administrative position or open my own pre-school in the future. I think such knowledge will greatly benefit me and make me well-rounded. So I’ve enrolled myself into a one-year certificate course in Early Childhood Education and School Administration at UCLA. Another important factor that led to this decision is a personal one. I will be going back to school with my brother who will be doing his Masters degree. It’s been almost 10 years that we live apart from each other so I hope that this move will give us a chance to bond and appreciate each other company. After all, family is the most valuable thing for me!

With my forthcoming education journey, there is definitely a reason for me to stay engaged in the COETAIL community and continue blogging as I will certainly need ideas and resources while I attend my classes, and I do hope to share my learning experience for some constructive feedback and discussion!





  1. Congratulations on making the decision to go back to school. Always a hard decision…but sounds like it’s the right one for you.

  2. Bel- This is so exciting! I think you have made quite a bold and important step and I’m sure it will really be great for you and your future, whatever and wherever that may be. Good luck and stay in touch! I’ll look forward to hearing about your transformation.

  3. It is brave to make such a leap! Congratulations. You have an exciting year ahead of you and then… so much to look forward to, Enjoy!!

  4. I commend you on your bravery! Well done. It will be a great year and open so many doors. Congrats!

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