I had a really lovely birthday yesterday. At my school the kids sang to me, the staff room wished me happy birthday, then I went to Steve’s and he ordered pizza – my favourite! The kids gave me sunflowers, chocolates and a few other bits. All picked out especially. I felt really loved.

My job is going really well. I love the kids I’m working with, and the staff are really supportive. Complete change from my last job. I feel tired at the end of the day, but nice tired, not drained. And I can spend more time with my kids and share my day with them. I feel really fortunate to have found something I really enjoy and am valued at.

I’m still battling with Studylink, the organisation responsible for student allowances, so I’m a bit anxious about that, but I’m continuing with study and hope it’ll come good. I’m managing study and work really well at the moment.

My mental health is good, helped so much by having a new work environment.

Things between Steve and me are really up and down. Sometimes it’s really nice and he’s really helpful. Other times he just shuts down and seems really irritated by me. I can’t seem to win.

I’m heading to a spiritual fair today with a friend of mine. I’m going to see a guy that told me a couple of years ago I’d be working with young children, which i dismissed as complete nonsense at the time!