So in all of this "stuff", I am going way out of my comfort zone. The economy sucks and right now, my life sort of reflects the economy, but I'm going forward, one step at a time. Stress is an evil thing and while others tell me not to be stressed, well, they're not in my shoes. Easily said than done. Right now, I don't even know how my rent is going to get paid. That's scary.
There are some really great things about this though:
1. I am able to take risks that I probably wouldn't have taken before
2. i'm opening myself up to new experiences
3. I'm seeing what in the past needs to be changed-I can see the people that were using me and not appreciating me. When a friend can't be there for you emotionally, there's a problem.
So, I'm going through this as scary as it is, one step at a time. I had my testing last night for corrections and I think it went great. It was over 4 hours of testing and while I didn't find it necessarily hard, it was tedious and you had to stop and think. There were three separate tests, one which has to be read by specialists in Ottawa. They said it coud be as late as a month before we know anything. You're probably thinking from teaching to corrections? This isn't me leaving teaching, as I really do want to teach at the centre near me. I'm hoping this will get my foot in the door in working with the kids I want to work with. I love at risk kids. That's my passion. I need to grow, and in all that was good with the school division, there was not opportunity for growth. So, we'll see.