Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inspiration on wheels

OK.OK.OK... so this is my second post that is not exactly about school counseling, it is more a post about life, relationships, and a whole lot of love.

A few months ago, I posted about my friend Annie - who suffered a brain aneurysm, and I wanted to share an update on how great she is doing, and hopefully send a little inspiration your way when you are having a not so wonderful day- or when you are having a life is phenomenal- kind of day.

Amanda Sheroff, left, and Annie Leslie use the pedal power of two to complete a leg in the City to Shore Ride.
Tandem biking for two is the article that was written about her- it was in 12 newspapers across New Jersey. She is a breath of fresh air and truly an inspiration as I look at my life and the lives of those around me. There are times in my job [let's be serious, life], when I feel that things are frustrating, unfair, I am quickly reminded that it is a privileged to be alive, have a job, and not only that, but the best job in the world [bias much Amanda?].  I hope you enjoy the article and think about someone in your life that really pushes you to be a better person and think outside the box.

 It seems like mother nature threw a few curves, but those curves created a much more scenic route, clearly less traveled, but great in its own way.

Happy Healthy tandem for two,
Your Floridian Chick

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Back to School!

Now if this doesn't look like fun, I don't know what does!
My time out of the classroom existed for about 2.5 years. I have been getting a little itchy and felt that I really missed being a student. I have been playing out the different outcomes in my mind: getting another masters or getting a doctorate...

My bank account did not agree with either of these options and luckily living and working in a huge district has given me the opportunity to get different endorsements. I had a few to choose from, but after having some conversations with colleagues, and my principal, I decided to go in for the 300 hour reading endorsement.  I am starting off with an assessment class,and a foundations class to get my feet wet again. Since I spend a good amount of time with RTI each month, I feel that it will help our teachers and students to give them more resources and to give me a better understanding of their struggles.

I truly miss being a student and am excited to get back into the classroom with my buns in a seat and not in front of the room!

I am wondering- what do you counselors do after you get your masters in counseling? I LOVE learning and would like to continue my education- but where do I go from here?!

Reading away,

Your Floridian Chick