But, I know there are times when everyone feel like this. Like no matter how hard I try and feel so passionately about what I do, I just can't do enough. I came across this quote last week and didn't even realize then how much I needed to read it: "I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." -Edward Everette Hale
So, tomorrow is a new day. Even though it is a day off from school, I won't be taking the day off, but using it to play catch up. To get everything ready for the testing beginning next week. To send and receive records that are weeks behind. To hopefully find a better system to organize the students that I need to meet with and then follow up with. To screw my head back on straight and find ways to do what I can do rather than allow that helpless, overwhelming feeling to sneak back in and take over. After all, I am only one and I can't do everything, but I certainly can do something and I need to step back, take a deep breath and take that something one day at a time.
:) Hopefully next time, I'll have something awesome to share that I did with students or a wonderful success story. But today, you get the true confession of an overwhelmed, first year school counselor.