Lean on Me

All You Have to Do is Ask

I am facing a new task for this school year. I am not teaching college students like I have done in the last 11 years. No, I am going to be teaching 4th graders for this coming year. It is a one-off situation this year because of COVID and the need for more teachers this year. This is a good challenge for me. It has been 25 years since I’ve taught 4th graders. However, sometimes life surprises you and you have to go with it.

When I first realized in March that my income was not what it had been because of the uncertainty of COVID I was knocked back like someone had hit me in the stomach. I was looking for other jobs but as we all know that the job market fell apart. I felt like I was failing my family and it was very depressing. However, as a family we were able to get through the difficult times. 

Situations like this can often bring up the best and sometimes the worst depending on your attitude and belief. These are difficult times for most people. However, the most important thing is that you remember that you have skills, determination, resources, and people that will support you. 

There may be difficult times that will come up but remember that you have people that will be there for you. It is important to turn to others and ask for help. Everybody needs help. Remember, you don’t get help unless you ask for it. There are always people that can help you. All you have to do is ask for it.

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