Life continues to bring an assortment of mixed feelings as the days pass by.
One thing I know for certain is how much I am enjoying my writing skills, both professionally and for pleasure. It is a way to capture many of my thoughts, even the fleeting ones and putting them in a place that I can reflect on them.
Reflection is an important part of my work with children and their families, whether it be in a teaching or therapeutic capacity.
It helps see the journey travelled, where we have come from and where we hope to go.
I am very grateful to all those people who have taken time to send their condolences to me since my dad passed away last month – it is a strange place to navigate the inevitable grief and confusion that has followed, but I can only hope it will strengthen my ability to be empathetic to the children and families that I serve – it has definitely had me thinking of the very important influence he had on me, and my family.