I recently accepted a full time counseling position at Lincoln Elementary for the next school year. I am excited to have the opportunity to be in one building but I am also very sad to say good-bye to my students and staff whom I’ve grown to know and love over the past 2 years since moving back to Fargo. It really wasn’t that long ago that I said good-bye to my Westfield students and staff in Iowa.
“Good-bye, CHANGE and Hello” are all part of a continuous cycle we call life. During the “Good-bye” phase, we reflect on all of the amazing people who have helped us, encouraged us, taught us and helped shape us during that cycle in our lives. We walk out of that door having grown from our experiences and our lives enriched from the people who have touched us in different ways along our path. The “Change” phase occurs as we walk through the new door of the “Hello” phase. It is probably the most frightening part of the cycle because we don’t know what’s behind the door. However, it is also the most exciting part at the same time, because we can help shape what happens once we enter that door. Sure, there will be surprises along the way, but there can be much beauty as well. If we never open ourselves to change and never walk out of one door to open another, we are stuck in life and miss out on some wonderful opportunities to make our lives even richer.
I am sad, excited, and scared all at the same time for this next cycle in my life but I have walked through scarier doors before and have come out a stronger person with rich experiences each time. I’m ready to leave my fear at the door, open it, meet some more amazing people, add to my life experience and make some great things happen! Don’t be afraid to open new doors……..great things await you!