I can’t believe that I am actually typing this. I have been on my job for a year and some days now. When I was job hunting for the 9 years that I was I felt like I was never going to find employment. Here I am a year later and I can honestly say that I have been working for one full year. It has been a really long road.
When I entered my job I felt like a new kid in school. It was really intimidating. It was a new job and basically just a whole new world. I hadn’t worked in years. Let along with kids. I had to do my best and then some. The kids had to adjust to me and I had to adjust to them. It took me awhile to figure everything out but I did get there. I can’t say everything is smooth sailing. There are still days I feel as if I have no clue what I am doing. Those days are far and in between. I do know that now I can come into my job and be greeted with hugs and sometimes kids who wouldn’t even think to talk to me now come and confide in me. I definitely see that as a win. I feel so much more confident than I did when I went in. I have just grown so much in a year.
Working for one full year is my biggest accomplishment because I haven’t stayed at a job for that long since I believe 99′. My goal was always to reach a year. Now I am aiming for longer. It’s amazing to be doing something that I love to do. I am happy to be able to help my family out more financially. I also love working with kids. It can definitely be tough at times. I am super proud that I have made it this far. Can’t wait to see what else is in my future.