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    First day!

    We went on a field trip, got to know some kids and staff, overall pretty good.

    I was surprised that I had some serious sadness about it all, it eased up when I started connecting to people.

    A lot less tattoos than DPS, but I could probably add some of my plans. I got used to principals with tattoos no problem, some parents with face or gang tattoos still gave me a start

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    ZG, I'm glad it was a pretty good day. I think you need to expect that it takes time to feel at home in a new job, so the sadness probably relates to discomfort with the unfamiliar, as bad as that unfamiliar was. Stick with it. Good that you're being honest with your feelings.
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    It always surprises me how a different school can feel so familiar and yet so different at the same time.
    I understand that sadness Zoe Girl, been there, done that. It did ease up pretty quickly though.

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    Our school districts have their own distinct personalities. Sometimes I think they are little countries out there with good or bad leaders and good or bad economies.

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    Yes different personalities for sure. I actually graduated from high school from this district, it covers a huge area geographically. I was in the mountains and the rest of the district is in the metro area.

    I already have some things i have noticed and want to work on, the previous director has a lot of organization already set up, so i can use as much of that as i want. Yesterday was all field trip and today i hope to get into paperwork more.

    Small world, the student first on the wait list was in my program at my last school last year! I am going to try my best to get him in

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    It is good to hear about how you are easing into your new situation.

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    Today was more comfortable, my assistant is really on the same page. He shared that he applied for this job and didn't get it, i appreciate that honesty. It affects the dynamic, like having applied for the supervisor job at my old department 3 times made me a little affected when the old sup didn't know things.

    I am even using the past tense for my last job over half the time now,

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    Awesome!

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    It didn't feel like Monday, for one of the few times in the last 8 months i didn't lose everything in my system in the bathroom in the morning (sorry if TMI).

    Also the nagging depression that lasts until 2 pm didnt seem to be there. I spent the morning doing courses and tests and taking some breaks to be with kids

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    Sounds fab! I go back to work tomorrow after being off 3 days for a diving vacation. I can't imagine what I'm going to face tomorrow. I'm sure I'm going to get yelled at for something, it's just a matter of what.

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