Long time no see! I know it has been a long time since I have written anything. Things have been very hectic, to say the least. There were days where I was questioning what I was doing and whether school counseling was the right career for me. I was stressed out nonstop, all day every day. I would go home and forget all about my job and just honestly wanted nothing to do with school counseling. I didn't even want to look at anything on Pinterest related to school counseling or read my favorite school counseling blogs (a big deal for me). Things have settled down and I have found my footing again. Anyone who lives in, or works in North Carolina, knows about all of the legal happenings surrounding education. I won't get in to all of that, nor voice my political opinions, but suffice to say, it's not a great time to be an educator in this state. Needless to say, I wasn't taking care of myself.
On a happier note, I have finally been able to start my small groups, and I have been filling my day with counseling appointments, to help remind me why I'm doing what I'm doing. It worked! I'm back and enjoying school counseling once again! Soon I will be posting more about what I'm doing differently in individual and small group counseling, as well as a big change in my classroom counseling schedule! Thanks for understanding and for continuing to read my ideas (and those stolen from others and shared with you!).