I am a lucky lady. I have the advantages of working part time so I have a good balance in my life. I get to spend 4 days a week with the kids and 3 days at work. I feel like most of the time I'm a good mom. I love to play with the kids and do fun things with them. I like to teach them things and watch them learn and laugh. But I also think I'm pretty good at my job. Although I don't do it full time I have been doing it long enough that I thought I was respected and proud of what I do and what the students accomplish when they are done. But last week someone told me I was horrible at my job. Someone who I work with all the time. Luckily it's not my boss and I have a similar relationship with a lot of other people and they think I'm pretty good at it. But it has hurt my spirit. It has made me question myself and what I do. And it's hard to know what direction to go now. Is it something to deal with head on or should we let sleeping dogs lie and wait it out till the new school year. It's just hard to know where to go from here. It's hard to get up and go to work when your spirit has been crushed. It's hard to try and rebuild relationships when it doesn't seem worth it. It's hard to spend 3 of my days wondering if I am good at my job.