I have been back to work for three days now and it’s hard. I have never taken much time off from work and after taking three solid weeks off for my trip to Bhutan plus extra days, I am realizing how precious my down time is and how ready I am for something different, AKA: retirement.
When I opened up the blog to write today I read through my last post, Journey, and that solidified my feelings that a job is a job, and while it is part of the journey, it is not the point of the journey. I realize that no one I work with seems to understand the decisions I need to make and the impact these decisions will have on others. This is bcause ever situation is viewed from different perspectives.
What I am writing will probably not make sense to anyone but me, but I am writing these thoughts because it is important for me to remember that what I say and what I do as part of my job impacts others and how they view themselves. I find it increasingly important not to stifle the creativity and efforts of others, but instead creating opportunities for them to grow. (I am talking about teachers.) I am not going to go into any great detail, but my efforts in my job need to be focused on building up others and making sure they know why they are doing what they are doing and the impact it has.
Sometimes within my job, I am feeling a little old, out of date, and not exactly sure how to express my point of view in this hurry-up, find the easy way, and make it cute “Pinterest” world. I will figure it out, mostly by remembering that when I go to work each day, it’s my job – not my life. So for now as I start my day it is, “Take a deep breath and relax. This is temporary.”