New seems to be the theme of my past year or so: I started a new career in school counseling, met new kids, played with new coworkers, made new mentors and friends, became a new grad gradate, and –aaahhh full circle tie in– now I’ll start a new blog. Scary, lovely, anxiety-provoking, and inspiring to have so many changes, but I am starting to feel a settle coming sometime soon. Ish. In my new best-job-ever, I am learning so much, as I sift through information I learned in school, past jobs, and substituting. I dig out articles and Powerpoints I made, while smothering the voice that threatens me if I put two spaces after a sentence. Likewise, now that I have moved on up to my own office, I am using techniques I observed as a sub and throw out acquired habits to develop my own processes that work better for my communication style. Anywho, I hope to discuss some of this here, and touch on some things that help me make nice while I’m waste deep in hormones (like meditative handquilting and other holly-hobby crafts I get made fun of at home for partaking in), all the while hopefully becoming part of the online counseling community for some by-proxy first year supervision. Hope I can keep up!
PS- I did take a few minutes today to hang some super-cute Kind over Matter ‘take-one’ posters. I think these are awesome for hallways, office doorways, and teacher’s lounges alike! She’s got a ton of free print-outs over there, and this one I’ve gone to at each stop I’ve made.