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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Feeling Thankful- Chatterbugs November Blog Hop

Feeling Thankful.  I just started my new job about three weeks ago.  I have been waiting for this blog hop to write about it, because I am just so thankful for this job right now.  I know you guys know I had prayed hard about it and some of you had prayed with me.  I wanted just the right job for me.  I feel like God was wanting me to take a break from the responsibilities of teaching in a classroom, but when this one position became available, I felt like it was right.  It is a paraprofessional job at the school I used to attend.  It is at the Elementary in a 3rd Grade classroom and I work with a student with autism.  My responsibility is just this one student.  I am able to put all of my focus on him and his well being in the classroom.  I really love working with autism.  It was where most of my training has been over the years.  Once I got started I found out that there were about 3 staff working there that I went to high school with, so that has also been fun, plus meeting new friends as well.  The best part about my job of course is the student I work with.  He is so funny and so smart.  I have figured out some things to make his class work better and we are having a blast.  He is in the regular classroom most of the day, so I also get to chat with the other kids.  It is truly the best fit for a job for me right now.  I love it and I am so happy.  The best part is...  once I got started, I really felt like I could close the chapter on my last job and move forward.   Before then, I was thinking about whether or not I had done the right thing.  This has been great and it is good for me to be working again.  I do love staying home, but I really do not need to be thinking about what used to be or what could have been.  Now, I can move forward and this job I am actually not tired at the end of the day.  I am not stressed out and I feel like the teachers value my work and input.  So there it is.  That is what I am thankful for.  There are actually a lot of things I am thankful for, but maybe I will spread those out in different posts over the month.  Thank-you for visiting!!  Have a GREAT November.

If you are doing the Chatterbug Feeling Thankful Blog Hop...the next blog is Jules.
Jules


Judy

12 comments:

Darylynn said...

Hi Lori! I'm happy to hear you're enjoying your new job so much! I'm sure you'll make a huge difference in this child's life which will be so rewarding for you and I can tell you that the teacher's really appreciate that you can give the student the attention he needs! Happy November!

Susan said...

Hi Lori, I am happy for you. My son told me that it was the teachers that showed they cared and encouraged him made the difference. Hugs

Jules said...

Hi Lori,
I am so glad that you are enjoying your new job! It sounds like a place where you can make a real difference in the lives of these children. One-on-one attention is so important and this child will never forget it either. Lots of hugs!

annie said...

It is wonderful to hear that you love your job. You will be making such a difference in that child's life!

Judy said...

Hi Lori! I'm so glad that you have found a job that makes you feel good about the decision. What a difference you will make in that child's life! My sister had an autistic son, & they are so special. Hugs!

Melanie said...

Hi, Lori, I lost track of you and lost your blog address and then found your comment on Annie's blog. Your job sounds so interesting and I'm so glad that you are enjoying it. It seems like a very fullfilling job to have. I'm going to have to look into the Chatterbugs again. I'm glad you are all still participating. BTW - I have a new blog address - http://melaniejocook.blogspot.com Have a blessed day.

Kat said...

congratulations Lori, I'm so glad you took your time and let God find you the right job. That is not a bad drive to work. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs xo xo

Tammy said...

Lori, I am so happy that you love your job! My primary responsibility at the high school I work at is a boy with autism. He and I have clicked pretty well and at the end of the day I sometimes feel exhausted, but I also feel like I made a difference. Actually, EB, the autistic boy, is not the one who wears me out--it's a couple of other boys I work with. But I am blessed to say that I never wake up and wish I didn't have to go to work. I pray that God helps you put the past behind you and leads you down the path he has chosen for you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving sweetie! xo

Kat White said...

Lori that is awesome, I am so happy things are going well for you at your new job. You deserve a good job after all your hard work. I am so proud of you. Happy Thanksgiving Hugs Kat

Tina said...

So happy for you Lori. Glad you've got a job you like, and are happy in. Hope you continue to enjoy it x

annie said...

Just stopping by to say Hello!

Kat White said...

Lori Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!