Hey Guys! It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote. How has 2020 been treating you? January always seems to drag on forever, even though ironically my days are going by in the blink of an eye. I have a lot to update you guys on and it’ll explain my massive absence here on my blog. Instead of doing a long winded introduction, I am going to jump right into where i’ve been this past month.
New Chapter of Life
As some of you may know, at the beginning of December I had gotten laid off from my job in a professional beauty supply store. I knew I couldn’t stay at that job forever, especially with the need for my own health insurance quickly approaching. However, I never imagined I would have been forced to leave. That was a really hard pill for me to swallow because I loved that job. I got along great with my boss, my customers, I was able to fully engage on my blog and I got to be around beauty products all day.
The amount of fear and shame that I felt for not having a job, or even really knowing what I wanted to do with my life really shook me. Thankfully, God had something up his sleeve. He let me have my time to mourn what I was losing but then placed a fabulous opportunity right in my lap. Since then, I have been lead down a new path in life that I never imagined. I’m so overjoyed to say that I now have started a career in childcare. It’s been a rollercoaster, but such a rewarding ride.
Working In ChildCare
For the past couple months a lot of my friends have been telling me how great they thought i’d be at working with young children. Little did they know that’s exactly what I’d end up doing. Technically I have two jobs but, their under the same main company.
Before, I wouldn’t have to be at work until 10 AM. Now, I have to be at school by 6:45 in the morning for the before school enrichment program. From there I run to a daycare where I float between different rooms but primarily care for the 11month-18month year old infants. To end my day, I run back to the elementary school for the after school enrichment program.
This new schedule is something that has taken me a while to adjust too. I’m still not fully adjusted because everyday is truly something different. I never know what to expect from the kids. Whose gonna have an attitude, is someone gonna get hurt, how do you do 4th grade math again? While it’s all so new, it’s also the most rewarding job I have ever had.
The way the kids faces light up when they see me in the morning fills my heart with so much joy. The way they come to me for help or comfort makes me feel like I have a purpose. I am now forever going to be imprinted on these kids lives and that’s not something I take lightly. I give them my all every single day.
What To Expect From Simply Michelle
So, now that you guys know where I’ve been and why I haven’t had the time nor the energy to write it’s time we discuss what to expect from me this year. It’s something I’ve actually been kind of struggling with since my WordPress plan is almost up for renewal. I was unsure if I was just going to focus on this new career path, or if I should also still pursue my blog.
I’ve decided I’m not ready to give up on all the hard work i’ve put into this blog. I may not be able to get up 4 or more posts per month but, I’m still going to do my best. I’m still going to write on what I’m passionate about. I might even now have new lessons to write about thanks to my students.
All I ask is that you guys stay patient with me during this transition. I feel like I’m just getting my life started and settling into something really important to my journey. The way this job landed in my lap is due to something bigger than myself so I’m giving it all I have.
Future Looks Bright
I’m really excited to see where this blog goes in 2020 and if working in childcare affects it at all. I appreciate all of my readers and I love that I don’t HAVE to give you guys an explanation on where I’ve been. The future looks so bright and I can’t wait to take you guys on the ride with me. Hopefully I’ll talk to you all again soon. Thanks for stopping by, until next time…..
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