When spring hits, things get a little crazy in school districts. People are leaving, being hired, and are transferring from within. It can make you a little dizzy with all of the jockeying for positions.
And when news spreads like wildfire on a Friday afternoon, look out friends. It's like a twister that appears out of nowhere!
With all the information coming in, suddenly you might feel like, "Hey, I want to jump ship too. But wait a minute, I have no life boat!"
It's that feeling of doing something, because it would seem like "everyone" is doing it when that isn't the case at all. It happens every year at this time, and yet it's treated as if it's something revolutionary.
So, take a step back, take a deep breath and remind yourself, "Not my monkeys, not my circus." In other words, none of it is your business. Yes, do we like to hear news of who is going where? Sure 1However, does it affect us personally? No, it doesn't. So, then why do we suddenly find our hearts racing as if it does?
I have no idea.
Except, maybe I do. There's probably a part of us that is envious of those who are about to experience exciting changes in their lives. When we have something fresh and new, it's like opening a present. However, I think it happens, because sometimes we get a little stuck in our routines.
So, what do we do when this happens?
Instead of searching for that life boat to take us on a new adventure, we can create our own adventure by reinventing ourselves within our current job (that is, if we're in a job that we truly enjoy). Instead of doing the exact same thing each day, we can change up our routine and implement new strategies. We can reorder our day. Sometimes it takes a minor switch to give us the boost we need to get reinvigorated.
Or, if all else fails and there's no life boat around, grab a life jacket, jump in, and start swimming.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.