Mary - 24
Photographer, school chaplain, and laughter enthusiast
I am a pilgrim, a voyager
I won't rest until my lips touch the shore Of a land that I've been longing for as long as I've lived
Where there'll be no pain or tears anymore
In Exile - Thrice
All term school has been great, and the kids have been great, but I feel like these last two weeks have just been next level. The kids are starting to open up a bit more, and I’m starting to see more opportunities to help. It’s going beyond being an extra pair of hands to look after kids, and is becoming being a helpful pair of extra hands; hands that can meet needs that might not be met otherwise.
To think that this could be the halfway mark, instead of the beginning of a great career is becoming more upsetting as time goes on. The one positive is to see how easily parents have gotten behind me as a new person in the role. They’ve been so quick to accept me, and it’s been really encouraging (although I know a lot of that is support of the role, not necessarily the person, but it also means they don’t hate me!).
I just really don’t want this to end.