Don’t get me wrong, I love it! There are big parts of me that love being a leader and being responsible for problem solving and fixing things. At the same time, though, it sometimes feels like those same things that I love pull me away from what I love even more – my adult transition program.
A couple weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity (thanks to my very supportive administrators!) to work for an entire day with a transition consultant all about my adult transition program! It was exciting and challenging and insightful and discouraging and encouraging all at the same time, and I loved every minute of it! To spend all day essentially talking about me and my passion was like a vacation!
I headed home that day with a wealth of resources and examples, a bulleted list of next steps for my program, and a thorough debriefing with my administrators to make sure we were all on the same page.
Next comes the actual execution of all of those next steps – aka The Hard Part. Does anybody else have this same problem? It sounds so great in theory from the consultant or at the convention or in the workshop. But taking it back into your classroom and actually making the necessary changes to match those next steps isn’t as easy as it really sounded on that day.
I suppose it would probably also help to be able to sit for an extended period of time and to focus on just my adult transition program’s next steps and not other people’s problems and everyone else’s proverbial fires. Good thing spring break is coming soon so I can finally get some work done… Wait, what?