Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Talking me down
Let me first start by saying that I love working with my students. Every single one of them (even when its hard). I am proud that I, instead of just talking about making a change and adding a certification, I actually did. That being said, it has been a tough row to hoe for me. The nights when I cry outweigh the ones when I celebrate (by about 5:1). My DH and I have had serious conversations about what next year holds. On one hand I love a good challenge. On the other I love my old school where I actually had friends and was moderately successful. I had pretty much decided that maybe this change wasn't for me, after all. Until I got a note that said I was truly helping my students find their voice. It instantly reduced me to tears. It was just what I needed to hear not only because it was encouraging, but also because it reminded me that this job is so not about me.
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.