Monday, January 4, 2016

I'll Try...Frenzied SLPs

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Don't you love how we're starting out saying "I'll try" instead of "I will"? I'm not one that's big on resolutions, but I will definitely try my hardest to carry something out! It's kind of like when I'm walking the dog and I think to myself, "I'm going to do this every day." Yeah, right.
If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a bit of a control freak. I have a hard time with things not going as I thought they would. At the beginning of the school year, I said that I was going to try to keep quiet and "lay low" within my school system. I think I've done a pretty good job of it so far. My plan is to continue this by keeping silent when I need to and only speaking when asked a question or for my input. This was in my inbox on New Year's Day:
Like I said, I'm a bit of a control freak. When I don't have control over things, it gives me anxiety. Not the palms sweating, heart racing anxiety, but just a slight sense of anxiety. Now that my boys are grown, that control over them is all gone. So this year, I'm going to "let go & let God" handle it. My husband & I did the best job we could raising them. It's up to them to make the right choices. It's completely out of my control.
Do you make resolutions at the beginning of the year? If you're an SLP Blogger, we'd love to have you link up!


8 comments:

  1. This is so perfect! It's amazing what I needed to control and say before I started to learn to listen and keep quiet! I need to print this out! I'm still learning!

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  2. Ah Mary, it's so hard to just let it go at times, isn't it? I share your pain, both at work and with my children!

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  3. I love how you are using the concept professionally and personally - just what I needed to read!
    All Y’all Need

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  4. I've have gone through the exact same thought processes, Mary. Good post.

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  5. Isn't it funny how sometimes therapy sessions can feel better when it approximates your plan? I understand! ~Linda

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  6. I like control, too. It's hard to let go! I am with you on this journey, Mary!

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  7. This post really resonated with me because I am a little bit of a control freak as well. Maybe it's a trait of SLP's! We are so driven to get that sound corrected and that language skill mastered that it's hard not to try to shape other people who are not our students or our patients! I find myself being hard on my daughter because I expect so much from her. This was a great reality check for me-thanks! :)

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  8. Love your post, Mary. I think we should all try to keep each other accountable!

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