My heart is a little broken. One of my closest working friends has decided to leave me. Her decision isn’t based on me, but I am taking it rather personally.
As a classroom teacher, I clung to my job regardless of what was happening around me. I survived some pretty awful situations, including unfair principals and mean coworkers. Of course, I also had some wonderful friends along the way, and that’s really what kept me going. I have realized that my life is based on friends and laughter.
I am a perpetual optimist looking for any opportunity that sucks me into its joy. When I find a similar soul, I tend to make a connection that leaves me longing for more. It’s hard to let go knowing that a replacement is not easy to find. Yet, life is fluid, and nothing lasts forever.
With teachers losing their jobs due to a stinky economy, I know that others are experiencing some gut wrenching feelings of loss and frustration. Take this as a time to turn into your inner self and see what else is out there. Go back to school and get some more credentials under your belt. It might just turn out better than you ever thought possible.
Change sometimes happens for a purpose. The hurt can turn to joy. It just takes time.