Saturday, December 5, 2009
I'm Not Dead Yet
Hello out there!
I bet you all thought I was...well...gone! I'm not. I have just been so darn busy. It's all good.
I love my job! I work with wonderful girls (Catholic High School) and great faculty and staff. I could not ask for more.
I admit that I am not a morning person, so getting up early and getting there on time is a bit of a challenge, but I find myself staying hours after everyone has left, so that I can get my work done.
I am one one of those counselors who tells kids that I am busy, come back later. I am there for them NOW. I think one must be there for the kids in the moment, or how can we be effective?
Anyway, I don't mind. I find that I do not take lunch breaks, either, but rather I eat lunch in my office as that is the time that the kids often come in to see me. I am aware that I need to be careful of burnout, so I will have to figure out a way to get a break at some point in the day.
I think that once I have been here for at least a year, I will have figured out how to work it all out, break included. For now, I am still learning parts of the job and how it all works here.
I know how lucky I am to work at this school. In fact, it was voted Best of the Bay in 2009 and Best place to work. Boy they were not kidding. It really is a good place to be.
I realize that every place of employment may have one or two people that get on your nerves, but for the most part...well aside from one big blow out fight that I had with my dept head early on...hahaha, it's all good now...it really is a good place to work! We had one big fight, but I think it needed to happen. It is perfectly fine now.
I am also in the process of high school applications for my oldest son. In San Francisco, that is a HUGE deal. The public schools here are not good, so we send our kids to Catholic or private schools. It is a huge ordeal and extremely competitive. Our kids compete with kids from all over the Bay Area for a spot in a SF private school...no matter how smart, talented, etc., the child, everyone freaks out. You must apply to at least 3 schools and see what happens. You may get into one or all three...or none. You find out in March.
So in addition to writing college letters of recommendation, I am doing this!
Now I am off to my son's schools for yet another event! Just wanted to let you all know....
I am alive and kicking!
Posted by Laura at 3:28 PM