It was my first day of school too. In May I applied for a job I never thought I would be accepted for in our local school district. I am a School Nurse at two schools that are ‘Behavioral Health Schools.’ We are focusing on Mental Health outcomes for our students. I am so proud to get to be part of this. Working with teams who focus on how poverty, past trauma, and race affect student achievement in school. But, I also get to see kids who have fallen on the playground and scraped their knee, or kids who have lost their first tooth.
It’s crazy hard, but just like most things in life, it is worth it.
And, the health insurance is really great too.
–FullPlateMom, who is stocking her office with some great tools for mindfulness.