Cracked Open

Cracked Open

a teachers’ battle with perfection

Over a decade of teaching primary school children Aimee has seen and experienced it all. This book is her own personal journey from a fresh-faced newbie teacher to a seasoned educator who is now guiding others to navigate some of the potholes that can come along the way. Hard hitting topics of burnout, compassion fatigue, and negative self-talk are threaded through her heart-breaking miscarriages, the challenges of being a new mum and the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19.

It is raw, vulnerable and a must read for those ‘trying to do it all’ while constantly feeling like they are coming up short. All women will find themselves in Aimee’s story and more importantly some simple actions to start implementing into your life right now.

Inside Cracked Open you will find the story of how I got into teaching and what happened when the dream I had of being a teacher was met with the reality of the job – and the realities of life.

You will see me grow from a fresh faced twenty year old who made the decision to leave a well paid job in banking, to a young woman battling the grief of miscarriages while trying to find her place as a teacher and an adult.

You will see me learn from my challenges when I became a working mother and when tried to climb the leadership ladder.

You will see me change before your eyes as I let myself crack open while I tried to figure out why I would burn out all the time, and you will see me face all the things about myself that I ran from: my perfectionism, my low self-esteem, my people pleasing tendencies and my negative self-talk.

You will see me reflect on important milestones of my life and grow.

You will see me change.

You will cry with me.

You will laugh with me.

You will grow with me. 

This book, while written with teachers at my heart, is for anyone who might be struggling to find their place in this world. Each chapter tells my story through my lens of teaching while providing you with insight through what I learned both as a teacher and a woman, plus bonus self-coaching questions to help you crack yourself open too. 

Cracked Open

a teachers’ battle with perfection

Over a decade of teaching primary school children Aimee has seen and experienced it all. This book is her own personal journey from a fresh-faced newbie teacher to a seasoned educator who is now guiding others to navigate some of the potholes that can come along the way. Hard hitting topics of burnout, compassion fatigue, and negative self-talk are threaded through her heart-breaking miscarriages, the challenges of being a new mum and the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19.

It is raw, vulnerable and a must read for those ‘trying to do it all’ while constantly feeling like they are coming up short. All women will find themselves in Aimee’s story and more importantly some simple actions to start implementing into your life right now.

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