Being a principal is not always easy. Even we have hard days like all of you at whatever your vocation may be. Luckily, there are more up days than hard days.
I try to encourage and remind everyone to maintain balance in ones life. This is something that I have to continually work on myself. There is so much to do as there seems to be a constant set of deadlines, meetings or stack of paperwork to complete for the District or the PED.
My balance is cooking and baking.
When I’m having a hard day, I tend to come home, after cooking dinner, turn to one of my favorite recipes. Sometimes I want to feel adventurous and will randomly pick a bread or cupcake recipe to try. My family is used to trying new things here and there. They also have come to accept that some of my baking will go to school for everyone. This is a small token to show my appreciation, and hopefully help someone else have a better day too. If you are ever volunteering at school and see some baked goods, take a little. See if it helps lighten the day.
There is just something about pulling out the flour, sugar, eggs and other items to mix to create something. Something to share and enjoy with others. No matter the day, making something always brings me back into balance.
Of course, petting the dog never fails too.