So for the past almost week I have been on vacation. A blissful time away from the office, phone calls, and constant affirmations that I am indeed not doing enough. I had to tell two high maintenance parents right before I left that I was unable to do some things for them until I got back. I know they are mad and I will hear about it when I go back to work on Wednesday. But for once in my ever loving life I was able to take a step back and realize that it is OKAY to stop and let things wait until I get back.
Also with stepping back I’ve been able to get some clarity. I want to stay in this field but I can’t stay in this job. It is literally making me physically ill. I love my kiddos, I love most of the families I work with (even some of the difficult ones) but the stress level is unbearable and not healthy. I need to go back to school even if it bankrupts me because hey isn’t that what college is for? In all seriousness though I am not able to gain more knowledge and abilities to help others if I don’t get my Master’s degree. I realized that I have been whining about this for 8 years now! I have been graduated 8 years! Yikes where did the time go?
My husband finally got a job and last week it was made full time. It’s nice and easy for him and he doesn’t even have to dress up. How nice! He gets to keep a schedule he likes and it doesn’t really interrupt much in the way of things he likes to do so I’m happy for him. I’m also grateful to God for finally cutting us a break. I should probably tell him more often about that.
Today in church our pastor talked about how God is Almighty and all powerful. He can do anything. He can do everything. He made everything. I believe all that. But how to reconcile that with some of the things I see at work and also that I have experienced is hard. I guess He knows what he’s doing though.
So tomorrow I will find time to apply for grad school (again). I’m hoping that I don’t have to gather all the documents again. Such a pain! But I can call Tuesday and find out.
Ta ta for now!