Saturday, February 11, 2012


Well I've been quiet lately.  More quiet than usual.  Lots of thoughts have been floating around my mind trying to find a good way out.  So today I came across a quote that spoke to me and inspired me.  

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France

Over the past weeks as I transition from one once beloved job to my new highly anticipated position in a public school classroom I have been experiencing exactly what Anatole France so beautifully stated above.    I feel like I am grieving for the dreams I had of growing into a leadership role in my previous job.  I am also dealing with an increasing loss of respect for an individual whom I've looked up to for a very long time.  This is a loss that is difficult to bear and definitely leaves me with a level of melancholy.  I will be doing my best to let things go and be open to beginning my new life.



Liz Thomas said...

Sorry to hear about the individual who is letting you down. But I wish you lots of luck with the new position! Trepidation and excitement! :)

Barbara said...

Thanks Liz, it will be fine. I am very excited for my new position. Once I finish up some blogging details I'm off to work on planning!


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