Change Ahead

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So, I am getting ready to make a pretty big change. I have been offered a new school counseling job. This is not a job that I was even interested in at first. I was looking to make a change but this was not a school on my list – even in my radar. The schools that I wanted to go to didn’t even have any openings this year and this new school is a 45 minute drive from home. The opportunity just sort of opened up in front of me and to be honest, I’m not even sure how it happened. I have confidence that it will be a pretty good opportunity for myself and for my kids; but I have been a nervous wreck about it. Although, I woke up today with some clarity to the situation and I feel pretty good about it. The only thing that still gives me a sick feeling in my stomach is leaving my current administration. They are great, they have been very nice and accommodating and family comes first. I have always been able to walk over to the elementary school where my oldest daughter attends to see her plays, programs, or read to her classroom or even watch her play on the playground if I needed some fresh air. I fear that I will be so busy at this other school that I won’t be able to do that kind of stuff, even though she will be in my building.

When I was searching for what kind of picture I wanted to put on the top of this post, this one jumped out at me. It (along with the other ones at the bottom) what exactly what I needed to read. I have been so worried about letting the people down that I work with and worried about what has now become past. Instead, I need to focus on building the new future and doing what is best, long term for myself and my family. Our life is a result of what decisions we make and who we choose to surround ourselves with. Making a decision to leave my current community and also to pull my daughter out of her current school is certainly a decision that will shape both of us in a different, new way. Make sure that what ever decisions you make, big or small, are the decisions that have the potential to make the biggest positive impact on yourself  and those you love. Sometimes, you have to start with the end in mind. Even though I wanted to eventually change school systems, I could have been content where I was at. It was a very easy job, not much to challenge me on a day to day basis and I was greatly supported by my administration. I was comfortable. It’s not easy sometimes to step out of your comfort zone. However, staying would have likely made myself and possibly my children stagnant. Long term, I want to work hard, be challenged and I want my children to have the best opportunities possible. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to face new territory. It will be a great, exciting challenge – even if it is terrifying.

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Is there something you have been wanting to change in your life? What have the obstacles been and how can you jump over the hurdles?

Be Happy. Be Healthy. See Good ~Namaste

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