Wow, so much has happened in the last couple of weeks! If you had asked me a month ago if I would be moving to a new job and a new place, I would have told you, NO WAY! However, the route of our lives takes so many surprising twists and turns. I want to thank you, beautiful followers, who encouraged me during a time I was just trying to survive eacb minute of my life. Your words helped me know I was not alone. Thank you!!
- What’s going on? I have a new job come August and they have welcomed me with open arms. A super, positive work environment!!!! No more narcissism, inconsistent rulebooks, lack of transparency, and burnout due to overwork with no gratitude!! Hurray!!!
- Why? I no longer have to pass a general ed certification in only 3 weeks in order to keep my job. My music position was going to be eliminated, due to financial cuts. The way in which it was being ended, however, was toxic. With my new job, I will be teaching only music, which is my passion and love.
- Goodbye, small town! I will be moving to a bigger town, closer to Hub City. If you have read my About Me you will know that I grew up around Hub City and I currently live in a tiny town about an hour away whose population runs in the 100’s. I am a small town girl at heart and I just don’t want to live in the city, so I don’t want to go into Hub City itself. Moving to a small town close to Hub City seems like a great compromise.
- Are you off to new places? I am in the process of purchasing my first home. I have been renting a school house so I have to move. The homes I have looked at are beautiful and I can’t wait to share the house search with you!
- How did your show go? I made it through directing our Disney musical production, and my students performed beautifully. They were acting, singing, and making the audience laugh in their adorable costumes!! I am super PROUD of them!
- Dear blog, welcome back! It is so great to get back to blogging more often. Thank you for your patience!!
What I Have Learned
- In the darkest moments of our lives, there is always a guiding light. When it seems like everything is over, it isn’t. It is actually just beginning.
- You can remove yourself from a toxic environment. As hard as it is for me to move (I am not a person of change), it was the healthiest decision for me to not stay in a place that would not help me grow. Take care of yourself.
- You can’t make everyone do right by you. You can, however, do right yourself.
- When you are just trying to survive, take everything one breath at a time. Not one minute at a time, and not one second at a time, but one breath at a time. You will make it!
- Confide in those who support and watch out for you for the right motives. No one else needs to know your business.
- Let some routines go to get things done that you need to get done, but not permanently. I’ve had to set aside this blog in order to take care of everything I talked about earlier. Sometimes I didn’t even have time to put on makeup, or wash my hair. However, this is not permanent, I will get back to it!!
- Allow yourself to grieve. Just make sure you don’t get fastened on one stage of grief permanently. Life is too short when there are so many beautiful journeys still to be made!
With much love and hugs to all of you!