Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 8 - Someone Who Made Your Life Hell, Or Treated You Like Shit

I honestly can't come up with a name at this point, I really can't.  This is not to say that everybody loves me, I just don't dwell on those that only bring negativity to my life.  It all comes down to attitude - I can choose not to let these people get to me, and that's what I do.  When I'm preoccupied with someone who doesn't deserve my attention, I remember all of those good friends and family members who are worthy of my time.  It's a tough thing to do, but I really strive to make them my focus.

The only people who have been PITAs (pains in the ass) enough to stand out right now are selected parents of former students.  Special education is a tough field, no one is denying that one.  We interact with parents so much more than regular ed teachers, and parents of students with disabilities usually have more anxiety about how their kid is doing, how we're serving their child, etc.  I've definitely had my share of parents that I was happy to bid farewell to!  It's a tough trying to convince those parents that you really do have their student's best interests at heart and that you do know what you're doing.  I understand that they've struggled with the educational system and been let down for years, I'm just hoping they have a little faith in me.


Goodnight moon said...

I wish I was this way and didn't dwell on people that have caused me pain! If only.....

I am actually changing things in my life right now to make myself more happy and full feeling!

Great post!

Erin said...

It's not an easy thing to do, trust me. It helps to have a good friend to remind you not to focus on them, but to focus on the others that deserve it. Keep up the great work with keeping positive! It really has made a huge difference in my life! *hugs*