Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Lately, I've been sharing with a fellow day care provider who had called me one day. She is the one that was driving behind my van one day. She saw my day care sign on the back of the van and wrote my number down to call me. This was several months ago. We've been talking a few times a week since that day.

Being that day care is a very isolated job, talking with R. has been very, very encouraging. We share the positives and negatives of our profession. It really helps to talk to someone who 'really' knows what it takes. I feel sooo much better.

Sometimes, we call each other just to vent and get things off our chest about uncooperative parents, unruly children, lesson plans or just good, old fashion support. I have been so motivated lately. I've been much more relaxed and focused as well. My goal is to get back to doing lesson plans regularly. I'm not really sure why this is such a struggle for me.

Sometimes, when you are alone, you begin to doubt yourself and your abilities. You begin to loose sight of your direction and your goals. This can become very draining emotionally, causing depression and discouragement.

I feel so much better!...:) Many sincere hugs to her!


KT said...

It's always good to have someone who relates to your lifes stresses and can help guide you though!

presious said...

Very true KT, very true...:)

lori vliegen said...

i'm so glad that you've met someone who truly understands the ins and outs of running a day care! i know that it's a LOT of work, and i'm happy for you that you have found an encouraging friend!! :)

presious said...

Thank you Lori. It's been really nice...:)