Thursday, November 9, 2017

Blessings

November is always a time when we turn our minds to our blessings and things we are thankful for. It has been nearly a month since I last wrote. I am very busy, very overwhelmed and blogging has taken a back seat (as it always has).

But I had to take a moment and post. Last school year, I was so unhappy. I had finally reached the finish line at Former School. In September, 2016, The Husband told me, very sincerely, that he was waiting for me to figure out I had outgrown Former School. Truth be told, at that time, I kind of scoffed. I was still so convinced it was where I was needed. As the year went on, however, I realized he was right. It was time. I was not appreciated and I was not valued. At all. I did so many things for everyone and never received that same courtesy in return.

It was time. In March the internal postings came out and I had a decision to make. I had to put my money where my mouth was. It was scary. I really had no idea what I was going to find out there. Someone actually told me that I couldn't guarantee that I would find what I was looking for if I left. I told her that she was correct, but I could also guarantee that I wouldn't find it if I stayed. I had given my time. I had done enough. It was time to go.

I had two amazing interviews. I left the second one (for my first choice school) with such a good feeling, but I didn't want to bet on anything until I saw it in writing. I felt such a strong and good connection to the principal and I was not willing to believe that I had imagined that connection.

I hadn't. Fast forward several months. We have finished our first quarter of the year. I have a great group of students and I love the staff that I work with. For the most part, they share my passion; they see outside of themselves and want what is best for kids. That is all I want too! I have always said it isn't about me, it is about these young people.

I was told something today that just warmed my heart so much. One of my new colleagues told me I was a breath of fresh air because I see the bigger picture and I will push my kids toward that bigger picture. I have friends there and people that I already feel so close to. These are my people. I DID find what I was looking for and I am so, so glad that I took that leap of faith and sought out what I have been longing for. 

Has it always been easy? No. But I would not change it. I am so much more fulfilled than I can ever remember being. It has been a true blessing and the recharge for my career that I needed. 

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