here i am, once again

(not torn into pieces)

September 14. Just under three weeks into the school year. This year is so different, y’all. The kids are amazing, there’s a palpable rejuvenation in the staff. We believe in each other. We believe in ourselves. Its a good thing.

A lot has changed for me in the past month. Some things I’m pumped about and others I’m still trying to sort through. I have a new place to live and a community within that building that I’m incredibly thankful for. I’ve got a new outlook on this career I have right now and I’m overwhelmed at the feeling of actually liking my job most of the time on most of the days. I’ve worked hard to tell people what I need, and even though they don’t always listen, the effort of advocating for my self is worth it.

Life is changing. GR feels more and more like home, even in the midst of my foundations here shifting.