My life has just been plain crazy the past few weeks.
First and foremost, I am knee deep in getting ready to open my center. The waiting is the worst. Our paperwork has been in over a month, and last I spoke with the Department of Human Services we were next up on their list of new Licensing Inspections, so…the waiting is killing me! In the meantime, I have had teachers working their booties off setting up some amazing classrooms, planning marketing and community events and doing tours morning till night!
But then, life struck. Last Monday I went to bed early, knowing I had early morning tours, and late night tours to be there for, so expecting a long day, I wanted some good rest. I woke up an hour later in excruciating pain in my abdomen and hips. I have a high pain tolerance, so being bothered by the pain in the first place really threw me off. I paced a bit, got a drink of water, but still the pain brought me to my knees. Eventually, after talking with a friend who is a nurse, she convinced me to just go to the ER. After hours and hours working through issues and being given doses upon doses of pain meds, I was diagnosed with Kidney infections, Kidney stones and Ovarian Cysts on my left side. Since then, I’ve been struggling through the weeks as I get procedures and juggle pain meds.
This blog post brings me down and refocuses me. Taking a minute to get back to the basics, and just reflect on why we teach…why we do what we do…That’s really important for me right now to clear my mind. I chose the quote below to remind us that by focusing on the environment, the community and the big picture, we can provide so much to the children we serve. I firmly believe that sometimes we get wrapped up in meeting demands, requirements and what we think we should be doing that we forget how to truly make a learning community. THAT is what this field is about!