Monday, February 2, 2015

Change for the better?

Most people resist change. Me included. But I have always known that change also means growth in some ways. And that, is good for me.
I have to constantly remind myself that I am no longer in SA. That things are not the same. That the people are not the same. That I have to CHANGE. It is easier said than done, of course. But I am determined to let God change me in this new environment. I will have to learn and unlearn and relearn quite a lot of things. Yes, sometimes that is scary. At times I have felt inadequate to deal with the things that have changed in the last 2.5 years in the school scene. But I will slowly get there. I just need a bit of reorganising of things.
I do hope, if I am to stay on for longer than the one or two years, that I will, indeed grow as a person and as an educator. I pray that I do not turn into some of those "old timers" who are unwilling to embrace new things and drag their feet when asked to move .... I hope I am still as adventurous and open to new things and new ways of doing things.


Cikgu Zainal said...

I am expected to go to work at a new place I don't like and people I don't know. I am still having a hard time and wishing I could go back to my own school where colleagues are more like friends and family members.

Chris said...

I feel for you, Nal. It must really be hard. I am also struggling a bit. I guess we all have to learn to accept that we have to move on at one time or another.

Sibyl said...

It's hard and it takes time especially when people keep saying things like 'What about your school? or How do they do it in your school?' I had to remind them that this is now my school!