I will start off by saying there are A LOT of things that I like about my job. The flexible work schedule being the most important benefit. Unless we want to make lifestyle changes, I have to work full time for 5 more years so our kiddos can attend Carolina Friends School through high school. Then that magical thing called tuition reimbursement starts. Our kids can go to DOOK, or any private out of state college, with the full tuition paid up to the equivalent of DOOK’s tuition. And that is one big tuition bill. So basically, college tuition for free.
But my job is very stressful, and not because of the long hours. The hardest part is being yelled and cursed at on a regular basis by adults. And adults not behaving the way grown ups should behave. To combat the stress, I have learned some very helpful self-care strategies. Here are a few of my favorite ways to recharge –
Hiking. Today was a 45 min hike at Merritt’s Pasture. Check out this view. It is said to be the most beautiful sunset place in all of Chapel Hill.
Friday afternoons by the fire pit with my good friend Rob.
I can do this job for 5 more years for my kiddos. They love their school and are thriving there. I have another post about school for Sunday. I am excited because it is a good one. So, I will continue to practice self care and work work work!