Wednesday, February 16, 2011

love the one you're with


if you've visited before, you've read about my longing to quit my job in child protection work and do something creative with color, images and words.  over the last few years, i've set serious intention, taken steps and even wrote a resignation letter.

and yet, i'm still here.  and then i go and take an additional teaching job dealing with the same exact grim subject. 

but here's something the teaching job does for me:  it takes me out of the daily, often hopeless, mess of the job and reminds me of its purpose and value.  and it reminds me of the reason i chose this job in the first place and why i should be proud to call it my profession.  i am a peaceful warrior for whom love and beauty and safety are within relatively easy access and i work to give little wounded souls a chance in this life.

what's not to love?

8 comments:

Peggy K said...

Great way of thanking the Universe! It's when we express and FEEL gratitude that we attract more things to be grateful for. Keep on it... it'll come to you when the time is right!
And may I just say, I admire what you do. It can't be easy, but you seem to be a gentle soul that those wounded souls need!

Micheline said...

I can only imagine how difficult your job must be but I'm so glad you do it. Every wounded soul needs someone like you to look out for them.

Meri said...

As someone who did "family law" for years and often served as the lawyer for children whose lives were disintegrating -- I can tell you for certain that it's noble in the abstract and brutal in the trenches.

Kamana said...

i have been going back and forth for a couple of years about whether or not i want to move on to a different job. i want to be doing more research and teaching.

Xin Lei said...

Lisa, I know several people who work in social services...and they always say how much it burns them out. But the work you and others do is so vital to the stability of our society...I cannot begin to express my appreciation! I'm sure the exit door will appear at the right time...until then, know that you are deeply deeply admired for what you do.

Hope said...

and this is why you still do what you do and are so amazingly good at what you do. You taught me so much. I love you.

PaperPumpkin said...

I have been back & forth as well...lately my head is in a better place again, but when my profession touches toward yours (CPS and educational neglect)it is harder for me to bear. I do like your wisdom...I like the warrior theme. It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Artists are invaluable to society. But we always need more WARRIORS !