height=”150″ />I read a blog that @matt_gomez shared the other day. (Matt, I can’t find it in your feed. LMK if you can!)
It was a great post about having a group of people that you can turn too. For the first time in my career, I’ve lately found myself actively soliciting advice on how to handle sticky situations.
Most days are GREAT days. Days where I can be with our students, where I see our amazing teachers in action…those are the reason I love my job so much. 5th grade dodge-ball? Yes, please.
Of course then, some days are just hard. Decisions have to made…comments are over analyzed, actions are questioned, and steps have to betaken. Every choice you make has a much greater impact and often, those who are affected by it, aren’t aware of the “global” reasons or implications. It’s easy to forget that most people are in their own bubble, where the ripple effect of decisions isn’t as obvious.
Who do you turn to when you have a question? Do you have a “person”? Someone who you know doesn’t think less of you for asking, but respects that you genuinely want to know what to do? Someone who has been there…or is there? Who can be trusted?
It could be a peer, a former coworker, or even a fabulous Canadian who doesn’t support the cowboys (cough, cough). Everybody needs a person.
Without those other voices…the experienced, respected, seasoned other voices…it would be even lonelier doing what I do.
I hope you have a person!(Gee, I sure hope I’m not the the only person “near” the top that has to ask questions. That’d be a whole other blog post!)