Change has to happen sometimes - and it has recently for me. I recently accepted a new position at a different agency. I'm leaving my post teaching preschool for Head Start and will be starting in September as an ABA Therapist with a Bay Area company called Innovative Pathways. The organization specializes in working with children with special needs, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders.
If you've spent any time with me, you'll know that children with developmental needs are where my passion is. So when I got this opportunity, I jumped at it.
It's been really difficult to leave my job at HS. I love my coworkers and my kiddos are such a source of joy to my heart. It's going to be gut wrenching to say goodbye to the wonderful team of teachers I've been on for almost a year. I'm not quite ready to talk about how I feel about leaving my babies. I've been with them for a year for eight hours a day, five days a week. Sigh.
Life is full of these changes. I don't think it gets easier, but it does become more of a learning process each time. And each time I have to say hard goodbyes I approach them a little stronger and more grateful than before.