Most of the time here at the Persistent Platypus, I like to provide enouragement to those in need. However, this time I am in need of a little encouragement. I am very frustrated, and slightly anxious, about my job for next year. I am a special education teacher who works at a school with a high turn-over rate. The turn-over is mostly due to the fact that my school is literally in the middle of the desert and most people use it as a launch pad for their careers. Due to this turn-over rate, my position is always up in the air at the end of each year. Special Ed positions are always last to be scheduled because they have to wrap around the general education classes to be able to service the students in special education.
This is always a very stressful time of year for me because I am always in limbo. It is hard for me not to know, or not to plan for next year. I am fully aware that my anxiety doesn’t help the process get any easier.
What are some ways that you have found to be helpful for you when dealing with uncertainty?
Good morning, everyone! I hope you slept well and I wish you a beautiful and fantastic day!
As I have been reflecting on the growth of my Blog today and the decision to go forward with a Video Blog as well, I have been drawn to the idea that words are powerful. WE have been taught this concept since Kindergarten. However, with our society being saturated with social media, it is even more important to think about what we say. Our words, whether written or verbalized, hold the power to either spread positivity or negativity to those around us. As bloggers, our words are constantly under a microscope and I believe we should be examples of how to use our words to spread hope and love, not despair and loathing.
Let your beautiful words shine out brightly into the dark, cold world of criticism and malice.
As many of you noticed, I have a a new layout for my blog. I have also added three more sections for reviews and discussions about movies, books and television shows.
Even though I have created these new sections, my main focus will continue to be on anxiety and my experiences with it.
I am looking forward to 2015 and all the new opportunities it will bring!
Happy New Year, and I hope you enjoy the new parts of my site!! 🙂