I tend to focus on them.
So, there's that.
Put the caring "me's"
of the world--and most educators get into education because they are caring--into schools with crazy but well connected men
and women in charge (there are lots of those)--and you got yourselves briny pickles of schools. Maybe entire "pickley"
There's just no way for do-gooders
to please psychopaths. Good work just makes them mad. Honesty scares them. Before you know it, the honest do gooders
are in major pickles. Big ones. We're talking "on-top-of-New York-deli-counters" size.
A very big pickle: I was placed by my district into the briniest, craziest.
most dangerous, pickliest school in my district. But that was 2008! I've been out of there since 2010! I work
for a good guy now. I like and trust him. So why am I writing again about it?!
As I said, PTSD is a complex issue. And I've been in a PTSD pickle. Although
I trust my current principal, I don't trust the big bosses. I don't feel I am safe. I don't feel my children--students
in our school district--are safe either.
suffer. Can't sleep. Obsess.
But maybe the education pickles ain't all so big and briny. Maybe the pickles
we nice educators get into are just tiny no account gherkins and it's our diagnosed and undiagnosed PTSD a-talkin'.
So, how do I get out of this pickle?
I go back to work. God bless me. I'm going back to work.