Last spring, I felt like I was being consumed by problems at work. Primarily, I was working through some issues that seemed to be spiraling downwards, and they put me into a slump. I didn’t know how things would be resolved, but I was in a pretty negative mood, and I wanted to get past it. I made two decisions that helped me re-focus.
The first decision was to take an on-line certification program in adult faith formation. An email I received spoke about a new opportunity to learn the in’s and out’s of this important part of parish life. It sounded good and I was ready for a new challenge.
The second decision was to teach a fourth grade class this school year. One of our volunteers announced that she would not be returning in the fall, and that created an opening. After praying about it, I felt like it would be good for me to spend a little less time on administration and get back into a classroom to teach.