“What the? Where have you been?”
I know, I know. I said I’d post more after the holidays. Now, it’s been a couple months and I’ve rarely been here. So, let me explain a little. About a week after New Year’s I came into work on a Monday morning to an email stating my program director had quit effective the previous Friday. The next day the email came out stating the assistant program director was leaving at the end of the week. That same day my executive director asked me to step into the program director position. I accepted the position that Wednesday and have been up to my eyeballs in work since then.
This leads me to my little PSA with this post. Boundaries are important! Ironic coming from someone in the behavioral health field, but it is something to remember. My issue recently, and why I haven’t been here much, is because I’ve let that slip some by allowing my work stuff to take over. It’s something I’m working on now so I can be back here. I miss this and I miss the interactions with y’all.
Here’s the catch. I’ve only been in this position for about 8 weeks or so—I wasn’t officially the program director for the first couple weeks after I accepted the position because I needed to hire someone to replace me in my old position—which means I’m not the best yet at managing these boundaries. I hope this makes sense and y’all will continue to stick around. There’ll be some cool things coming up as I work on re-engaging with y’all, so keep an eye out. See ya around!