Thursday, December 26, 2019

Here's To New Beginnings

13 months ago I leapt head first back into working full-time. Head first into one of the craziest, unpredictable, and rewarding jobs I've ever had. Working full-time with hundreds of teenage humans and all their emotions, drama day after day took me far outside my elementary teacher bubble and gave me such insight and empathy to the daily struggle of teens in my community. 

Today was bittersweet as I said good-bye to Huron High School and the amazing staff that work there. The last 13 months have been a unique concoction of crazy, teenage drama, frenzied multi-tasking, and connection with some of the greatest educators I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. (And I’ve worked with some fabulous people!) I am so thankful that I got to be a River Rat and I will miss Huron staff and students terribly.  

BUT...... when the universe presents you with an opportunity that you can’t ignore, you go for it. When the Main Office Professional position opened up at Logan Elementary - Emy’s school which is walking distance from our house, I had to apply. And I got it. It still feels surreal to say that, but I got the position that I dreamed of holding since first returning to work in 2018. 

And so, I embark on another new adventure, I'll have a manageable commute - 7 minute walk, I won't have to stress about being there to pick Emy up on time after school, and I get to work with a community that I love being a part of.

Here's to taking chances, new beginnings, and things working out of the best! Let the adventure begin!