If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know that I acquired SEVEN new students within a week recently. And y’all, it almost threw me over the edge. It wasn’t kids I had tested and added myself, they were new students to our school. An influx of sorts. But every time I got the email, I was like…really??? are you kidding me? I have students coming out of my EARS.
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed. Often, school SLPs, much like any other person in education, are overworked and underpaid. I am no exception to that generalization. I have a caseload that is higher than what I wish it was. I can’t possibly be the SLP for them I always want to be because of time constraints. And because, I’m a human. Shocker.
Then, I read a chapter in this book I’m reading and it brought me back to earth.
I don’t want to think of adding a new case to my heavy load as a burden. I want to think of it as an opportunity.
This child was brought to my life for a purpose. However big or small, they are there for a reason, even if I don’t know why. Because, let’s face it, I may never know.
So this week, I’ve made the effort to take that positive view. I’m here to make a difference for each little face I see every day. And when I start to feel the weight of all that responsibility, I say to myself “God gave me the opportunity to be this child’s SLP”…
How lucky am I to be given such an awesome gift?
Perspective is a beautiful thing 🙂