I was determined to start my blog in January, but as you can imagine the whole "not having enough time" excuse that kept me from starting it during internship was magnified by a million when I embarked on getting to know the students, teachers and admin, creating a program and a schedule, running groups and classroom lessons and of course, the thing we all know and love, coordinating state-wide testing (more on that to come later I'm sure). So, here I am with 5 months of experience under my belt gearing up to start my first "official" year as a school counselor in a few short weeks.
I am thankful to be where I am. I love my school--our students really are so amazing, special and unique. I love my job and can't wait to work this year to bring a comprehensive school counseling program to my school. Certainly there are challenges and things that I worry about for this upcoming year-- How can I reframe the way that my teachers, admin and parents view my role as a proactive and comprehensive school counselor when everyone is so used to working with a more disconnected "guidance counselor"? Am I putting too much on my plate during this first year? Honestly, where do I even start?
**Hopefully** I'll be able to keep this blog up for real this time around. I am obsessed w/ pinterest and following the absolutely awesome school counselor blogs out there already. I think that we are all more passionate, creative and enthusiastic when we collaborate and share ideas. I'm excited to network with you! Thanks for reading...see you again soon!