Paying the Bills.
Prior to Covid, I was an aide/sub teacher at the local high school. Our local school took me on when I was able to find the energy and time to work while Sophie was in the last years of her life. I got divorced. I needed an income. These wonderful people took me in. I have a lot of experience in teaching and helping special needs students as I ran the educational program for Sophie for many years. While this is not my passion, this skill has helped me pay my bills while I work on my passion. These people have helped me through some of the toughest years of my life and provided for my family.
Once again, I find myself as an aide/sub. As I take classes in grief education, bereavement, and working on myself to help others, this gives me the grace to learn and prepare. These educators have given me a work family and income to continue to Walk On. I am forever in their debt.
It’s been a tough few years, especially in the education and medical fields. Hug a teacher when you can safely. Elbow or fist bump a nurse or doctor. Most importantly thank them for their persistence, strength and love of their career choices. A little grace to everyone you meet.