I’m looking down at the paper in front of me. I can’t look up at any of my fellow teammates. My eyes are burning… I want to cry. My ears are ringing… I can’t do this. I see the new program changes in front of me and an overwhelming crushing feeling fills my chest. Effective September 1st:
- I will no longer be working with toddler-aged children.
- I will no longer be working with the same team members.
- I will no longer be working in the same physical space.
I can’t handle this. I’m barely coping with returning to work and not even a week later I’m given this news? How can I be expected to cope? How WILL I cope?
“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~Raymond Lindquist
- I’m going to be working with preschool-aged children!
- I’ll be working with a whole new team who possess completely different gifts and talents!
- I’ll be working in a new room which I can help set up and redesign!
There’s been a shift in perspective.
A friend recently shared with me, “life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin
Right now, I see my life expanding… and this, dear friends, excites me.