I finished one of my Athabasca courses, which I was happy about completing. It taught me about some of the buzz words around management and leadership as that is where I find myself immersed in now. I also submitted my application for my masters graduate program, which is both exciting and scary. This year moving to working full time has been a large transition for me as I work to find some balance in my life. But I'm slowly getting there. Work has been a month of learning, which I am grateful for. I have been struggling with my new role, but I see some real positives with the new boss we have. He is different then any other boss I've had a really visionary and leader, rather then a manager and while that is a transition for me I feel like I have a lot to learn from it. Learning about who to trust and when, how to make people feel important and heard and how to look at the big picture, rather then day to day.
Home here has been pretty fun as well. We had a week with no devices, which was quite successful. Darryl suggested it one Thursday night and most of us jumped right in. Nathan wasn't sure about it, but he did really well too. It was fun to have a week of play and togetherness and hopefully it will help to balance the rest of the month with learning there are things other then screens. Generally I feel like we are pretty good as a family with the balance, but it's good to experiment.
My dad retired this month and it was his birthday. I'm really happy and proud of him. I have been leaning on him more over the last month with the kids and editing my writing and grateful for his help in both of those cases. Nice when space opens up for different things.
Darryl and I also spent lots of time this month talking and supporting each other. I'm grateful for his support as I learn to navigate this job as well as finding a balance in my life with the increasing demands.
Till next time