If I was into whispery posts this would be one…
…but since I’m not I’m just going to come out and say this. Last Friday was my last day at my HR job and next Monday is the first day of the next chapter of my life as a school counselor.
This is the first time in my life that I’ll have true ownership at my job. That is both amazingly exciting and terrifying. I am the first and only school counselor at my school, the program implementer, and the only person that has a full understanding of what my job entails.
I need to be ok with taking this one bite at a time. I need to be ok with looking at first day/ first week rather than first year/ or even first month as I give myself a chance to acclimate. I need to take a deep breath and listen to my awesome colleagues when they say that anything I do will be better than the lack of counseling program they’ve had.
I need to forgive myself for getting approximately 10% of the things I planned for my house done this week while I’ve been off. I need to remember that taking today to visit my grandparents means far more than a clean house. I need to give myself permission to have a tiny internal freak out no matter how well prepared I am with 45 graduate credit hours of training, for the first time I hear a kid tell me they’re facing an adult sized problem, because GD that just isn’t ever fair.
Holy crisp (autocorrect I’m leaving because I really do need to clean up my language for being around the bitties) guys, this is my life and it’s happening.