Thinking

Sorry I've been a little M.I.A. This has been an emotional week. Our staff just received news that a co-workers cancer returned, in a different, more aggressive form. She's beginning this grueling battle for the second time around. I am hoping and praying and channeling all of my positive energy to her right now.

On top of that, staffing is up in the air again for next year. Schools are burgeoning and shrinking simultaneously, which means others people are displaced or finding themselves without jobs according to their type of contract contract. Two of my teammates and friends are right now dealing with this "unknown" everyday, a place that was so familiar to me just a year ago. It's never fun, especially when you grow to develop such a love for a community and the kids, teachers, and parents within it.

Since my fiance has been traveling a lot for work, I'm often alone, with too much time to think about all of these things. I have been trying to focus on the positives, and limit my complaining. Who cares if I'm tired? I am healthy, I have a job, and I have a loving fiance I am marrying in 5 months! All of these realities are putting a lot of things in perspective for me, and making me truly appreciate all of the great, little things in this amazing life.

8 comments

Brittany said...

it's rough right now for everybody, it seems. i'm trying to find a teaching job for the fall here in portland and it is depressing. it's good that you're able to remember everything that's going well, and that you have something as fun as a wedding to look forward to. sending good wishes your way!

Jaclyn said...

some similar news has come my way too and it just makes you realize how trivial most of my complaints and worries really are. sending good thoughts your way. x

ramz said...

oh no, it seems everybody's lives these days are affected by cancer. hope the best for your friend!xx

but I agree, these kinda things make us really appreciate the little things,
beth<3

http://ramzandtheflock.blogspot.com/

Gracey said...

Oh, wow. I'll be praying for your co-worker! Stay strong!

Holly said...

yeah i know :( my teacher friends are going through this now too. i am pretty depressed about my job too. trying not to focus on the bad!

Ivana said...

It´s so unfair! Yet still, such a bad news should make us appreciate the lovely little things in our lives. Sending all my good thoughts to your colleagues!

xx Ivana

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denise* paper angels said...

that must be a really hard situation. i guess it's these things that really put the rest of life into perspective. makes you realise what's really important :) xx

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I'm sorry this was a rough week for you. :( Last night was fun though and book club tonight!