Monday, August 15, 2011

Perfect Monday?

Today actually was pretty perfect.  I had the most amazing birthday weekend that I can remember.  Mostly simple, which is totally me.  D did the most perfect job surprising me with a trip to the beach and some awesome gifts.  I came back super happy and relaxed.

Easing back into the work week and Mondays are never fun.  But I did start my day off with this simple, yet encouraging email...


You may have to enlarge it to really see.  That was a weekly update I sent to treatment professionals, parents, etc.  Then my principal's response.  I've been rambling off tons of reasons to D why I love this job so much more.  This email is just another to confirm.  I feel really lucky to have landed this opportunity.  I talked a lot about my lack of reassurance at my other school.  While I shouldn't rely on that reassurance from others, it sure as hell feels wonderful knowing that others see the hard work I am putting in to this.  I'm definitely still loving this position.


**All names/school/etc. redacted for privacy.**

9 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Happy belated birthday sweet girl! Your principal's response was really sweet . . . things like that make our jobs so much easier, huh? I hope the week continues to be perfect and that you enjoy rest, relaxation, and lots of love from D and your friends. :) xoxo!

just a girl said...

Happy birthday, lady!! It sounds like you had a great weekend, and that's fantastic. Also, this email is so nice! What great reinforcement and I'm sure you totally deserve it.

Olivia.Dee said...

what a wonderful email to reinforce that everything you are doing, although difficult at times, is beyond worth it. It's so nice that hard work is noticed from time to time. You're obviously doing an amazing job!

Marz said...

Happy belated Birthday love! I'm so glad you had a special day :) And what a great way to start the work week! What a sweet email. I am so proud of you! You're really making a difference in these student's lives and it's nice to know it's not going unnoticed. There's nothing better or more encouraging than a supportive staff and co-workers. Hope the rest of the week continues just as perfect.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday Kristin!! I hope you had a great one.

That email gives me chills because I know how great you must feel! It's nice to be recognized. You're awesome girl and I can tell you are very passionate about what you do! That's what kids need!

The Girlie Blog said...

Congrats on the position! You will do very well.

the hoppe pad said...

That is a great e-mail to get! It is amazing how a little awareness and praise can go a long way in motivating someone. I hope I always remember to tell people what a good job they are doing and to acknowledge their hard work. So glad you are loving your job!

Sarah said...

Congrats on this new position! It sounds like you're being noticed for all of your good work - what a fabulous feeling :)

Jess A @cajunrunnerjess said...

Happy belated birthday! Don't you just love it when you feel like you make a difference in your job? :)

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