Taking a breather at the local watering hole. Or, just taking a breather. Let my mind take a break.
A lot to take in for the 2014-2015 school year. Still center manager, but at a different school. I leave behind 5 years of memories, the only school and community I have ever worked for, and where I first became a preschool educator. Things change, whether you want them or not, whether you expect them or not.
You’d think that such a change would have more of an affect on me. I mean, I’m leaving the only school I’ve ever known. However, the adjustment took only a day and I was fine. I took the change in stride. I’m finding that resilience is not just part of my character but, perhaps, is one of the unique things about me. I never get to excited or discouraged, remain positive during difficult times, and stay calm when tempers are flaring.
You ever looked up the word resilience? Here:
re·sil·ience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
I’m realizing that I have a lot of this, but it’s not something that I was born with. I use to get lost in mind games over changes in my life, or recycle conversations and events to where I couldn’t sleep at night. Losing yourself in your head can send you spiraling in all kinds of directions.
However, sitting in this Starbucks, I realize I’ve made resilience – and building resilience – a habit. I read, listen to soothing music, and seek out coffee shops all the time. I go to my Happy Place and reflect.
Why? Because I’ve acquired and built an extremely hectic schedule. Just read previous posts. I’m sure I’ve vented about them. Even then, I recover quickly after posting my thoughts and feelings. Hell, writing the post and venting builds my resilience.
Moral of the Story: … ….
… nah, not this time. If you’re reading this, take from this what you need. I’m on my break 🙂 TGIF