What did I do?!?!
The best thing I could possibly have done for myself.
This month my #compelledtribe friends are sharing personal “ooops” that they made in their career that they have grown from. Here’s my twist on the theme.
Last year I found that I could be eligible to get my principal’s license to cover K - 12. Having spent most of my career at the elementary level I asked for a transfer to the high school. My request was granted and my dear friends asked “Are you crazy?” “Why?” “What did you just do?”
I began to panic and think “I just made a HUGE mistake”. I’m leaving great friends/colleagues, students and parents that I have formed great relationships with, and a job that I was quite confident in doing.
Then I started my new job. I met my new teammates. I met my wonderful students. I started to get to know them and their families. They trusted me with their stories and invited me to their activities. How could these people EVER be a mistake?
I learned a lot last year. I learned that it’s not a mistake to take a risk, but in fact very important to do so! This blog, being on Twitter, and being a connected educator are all a result of that “mistake” I thought I made last spring.
Do I miss my elementary students? YES! Do I miss my colleagues? EVERY SINGLE DAY! But I can’t regret all the good things that came out of my move! So to all the wonderful people that I have met in the past 12 months, THANK YOU for making me realize that "mistakes" don't really have to be that after all!