Good morning there guys!
Today, I’m posting from warm and sunny Orlando while I’m here for #BlogHer17!!
This morning’s post is somewhat melancholy, somewhat not.
So on Tuesday, my kiddos at work had their last day of school. This school year has been amazing and I have 100% loved every second of it. However, I must say that I was happy for the year to end and for Summer to begin. With it being the kids last day, that also meant that it was my last day with my co-workers.
I did vlog a bit about this but basically, being an interpreter is difficult but especially if you work in education. Something I’ve encountered many times over the past two years as an interpreter is having to deal with leaving people. I know that some interpreters love interpreting because of the unstructured day-to-day schedule. However, my personality doesn’t really allow for that type of adaptation. I need relationships. I need to know where I’m going everyday, who I’m working with and what’s going to happen. You could say I’m not flexible but that’s not entirely true.
Anyway, while I’ve worked in education, something that’s hard to deal with is getting to know people for an entire school year and then having the school year end and not necessarily know if you are going to get another school year with those people you’ve gotten to know so well.
You only get a limited time with people and it’s honestly really sad.
So as the school year drew to an end I grew sadder as time went on. I have loved the people I worked with this past school year and it makes me immensely sad that I may not get to see them again.
I was told with a decent amount of certainty that I would be back with this little boy for kindergarten at this same school but then just on the last day, his speech therapist dropped a bomb and told me she thought his IEP team was still working on getting him sent out of district to a school with a deaf ed. program.
I immediately felt stressed.
What am I going to do if I don’t go back to ECDC next school year? I don’t want to go back to freelancing. I will absolutely lose my mind. It’s not where I want to be, it’s not what I want to do. I am so ready for a change.
Which leads me to today’s post on making my goals work.
If you didn’t read my post on my 2nd quarter goals, I talked about how my main goal is to make this blog into a full-time thing so I can stay home with my babies and be the mama I want to be someday.
If I don’t want to go back to interpreting, I need to make this work.
I’ve said before that I think that everything happens for a reason. I think that God has a plan for everyone and if you can trust Him, He’ll show you the way you need to go. I think that Isaiah’s speech therapist telling me about the possibility of him not coming back was a sign that I need to continue to work hard and get myself out there in the blog-o-sphere because I can’t put all my eggs in one basket.
That may seem ironic considering I’m going to be putting all of my faith into this working. However, the difference here is that with this blog, I am in complete control. I am in control of my fate and what happens to be for the most part and if I want to make it work, it will work…it can work…it has to work for the sake my own sanity.
I think it is no coincidence that Miss Kathy said that right before I headed down here to BlogHer. I can feel that something big is going to come from this conference and I’m looking forward to finding out just what that is.
I’m keeping an open mind, a positive outlook and a hopeful spirit that this is going to be everything I need it to be right now.
Have a great weekend, my friends and I will be back here again on Monday.
Keep an eye out on my social media platforms for updates on BlogHer and to see just how it’s all going down!