The Day I Quit...
Ever felt like this???
There are days filled with amazing moments, skills developed and celebrated, lessons packed with wonder; miraculous incredible, worthy moments that take my breath away and confirm that I was meant to be doing what I do.
And then there are the moments when everyone had a late night and I swear ice tea and M&M's on their way to me. You know those times. If you are being honest with yourself and everyone else....just...like...me.
One day....I quit. I just quit. I quit on the inside and on the outside. I quit.
But thankfully, not in the way you might think.
You see...after several days of feeling like this picture on the inside, I realized that I was trying to do to much ALL BY MYSELF.
I recognized I was headed for burnout.
As you can see if you have visited my site very often or read any of my blogs, I love my job. I love my business. I love the children that I spend my days with. I love their families!!!
I couldn't allow burnout to be the end result of all my hard work. I had to take a step back and reassess what was working and what wasn't.
These are the 3 things I learned in my search to reignite my passion, regain my energy, and remind myself of how important it was to be an Early Childhood Educator in the lives of the little ones in my care.
Lesson #1 -I Quit Believing That What I
It's my hope that the pages of this blog will inspire you, relax you, encourage you, reignite you, and help you remember why you entered this profession - the children.