Putting a *Pause* in the Pace of Being a Principal.

5 thoughts on “Putting a *Pause* in the Pace of Being a Principal.”

  1. The twinge of guilt is always there- I think that is what makes us human and also accountable to what/who we determine we really value. I was given a fresh perspective 19 years ago when going through a life changing medical diagnosis- I learned to say no, I learned to try to do what I have a passion for, I learned to give my time and undivided attention to those I love. BUT- everyday it is a struggle not to “people please” and not to carry that guilt monkey…..
    I wish you luck on your journey to find balance -you will see me on that path also – lol we can tell each other to leave school at the end of the day 😜
    In my eyes – you are all in!

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  2. Thanks, Jessica, for this reminder. As Julie said earlier, we are human. And fallible. Mistakes will be made. Time will be misused/misappropriated. Balance will never mean equal time for equal items. It means appropriate time for each item. And each item has a season as well.
    You know these things, but I believe you also feel them differently than I. As a mom and wife, God has created you differently than husband and father. He has given you desires for your children, husband, and home that are much stronger than those of your husband. The keys are in communication, presence, and flexibility.
    Enjoy the sick days (especially on weekends!). Enjoy everyday. Be a “Principal in Balance!”

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  3. Really great post-especially for this post-holiday craziness! In VB, VA we have had some snow…forced to stay home without work, errands, kid-transporting is lovely :). As sad as it might be that we need something to stop us in our tracks, it’s the ability to be insightful and know a lesson when you see one that makes all the difference!

    PS- I’m a school counselor so I’m obvi a BIG mindfulness fan! Learning to engage in the true present is always something that helps me. Looking within instead of those around me (should I be doing that?! Am I still relevant? He/she said this, but maybe they really felt…) helps to keep me from going down the rat-race rabbit hole!

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