Sunday, July 30, 2006

Let the Games Begin!

vOk, well, not games...but the real work of opening a school! The PR and I hosted a picnic today for all of our teachers. Yay, yay, yay! It went well...of course, it didn't start ON THE DOT, but only one person was there on time anyway (not me...I was the second person there :). The picnic spot worked out well, even though it WAS very hot and humid.

The majority of teachers did show up, only a few staff members couldn't make it and most of them couldn't make it because they are still on their way into town. Officially, work starts Monday. There is a lot on my plate. Starting out my new administration role with an actual team of people to administrate. This is a turning point in my career.

I'm a little nervous. I mean, appropriate nervous. It would be abnormal if I wasn't, I think. Work has not always been a piece of cake for me. People pleaser issues tend to work me into overdrive to make sure that everything is perfect so that no one has a problem so that everyone can approve of and love me. Phew. Lots of first-born child of divorce issues in my closet, I guess. But I feel a sense of confidence. Quiet confidence. I can do my job, even make mistakes, and learn from them. And still be good at what I do. That's what everyone wants, right?

Part of my need to do my job well comes from the fact that I spend so many hourse doing my job, hours that I am not with my children. What a waste of my time of motherhood if I am away from my children AND bad at what I am doing...If I'm happy at work, if I'm making a difference, then in the long run, it's the best thing I could be doing for my children and my family.

~A wild thing

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