Career, Change, Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday January 7

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for. It’s a great way to focus on the positive. Make sure you link up to the Blog Hop at Brian’s Home and get the code to put on your blog. Then visit all the participants.

This is an image I took on my last day of teaching. I taught the day, packed my stuff, and walked away from an 18-year career that I loved. The school was wonderful. Administration was supportive. I had a great group of students.

Education and classroom instruction has seen many changes over the years. The expectations, administrative tasks, and teaching challenges were becoming too much for my stress management.  It was time for a change.

I left the classroom and stepped into a learning and development role.  Over these three years, the role has changed and grown, and I have been able to shape it into a job that incorporates technology and creativity, as well as instruction. I really love what I do and have a manager who guides me in my weakest areas and allows me to use my strengths. I’m thankful that my husband helped me figure out the skill set transfer. I am thankful for a manager who was willing to take a chance on a teacher, even when others weren’t as certain. I’m thankful for a company that has let me be a part of their learning program and have input.

Happy Thursday. I’m looking forward to reading all of your Thankful Thursday posts this evening. Comment or Linky Link below and I’ll stop by!

Live life. Give joy. Be at peace. 

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13 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday January 7”

  1. How wonderful to have a new role that you enjoy and can fully use your skills, that’s a most wonderful thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Dad changed roles several times at his last job and found each to be rewarding. His newest, retirement, is the most of all!

  3. Finding what works for you is a wonderful thing. I’m thankful that you did just that.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

  4. How
    wonderful that you made a career transition and it is working out for you so well ~ wishing you much success ~

    Moment by moment ….

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Christy,

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday. It’s good to be a part of a good work team. Not all employers are equal. I hope you’ll continue to have grow in your new position while enjoying the work. It’s important to like what you’re doing. It’s important to like who you’re working with, too. Best of luck to you throughout the new year and God bless!

  6. It is nice to meet you, thank you for the sweet comment today. Hooray for you for taking a chance and finding a new and rewarding path! All the best to you!

  7. Congratulations on everything that you have accomplished in terms of your career. Moving onto a new job or career path is always a little nerve-wracking, isn’t it? Comfort would be staying with what we know, but where is the fun and excitement in that? Right?

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