When I was a new mom the best piece of advice I ever got was, “the days are long but the years are short” and now, in June,  as my baby girl is finishing Kindergarten, I wonder where all the time has gone.


As educators, during this time of year,  we are watching our students transition out of our classes and into summer – sometimes we may never see them again.  This is a nostalgic time.   For me, as I watch another year of “grad babies” finish their high school career and enter into the next stage of their life, I often want to send them off with wishes of curiosity, courage and compassion.


As educators we are used to change.  We may not like it, but it happens so often for us – every June.   Our students are learning that change and growth is inevitable and we get to be the leaders in their life that show them how to do it with grace and dignity.  But we need to know how do we keep ourselves happy, resilient and strong during these times of change.


Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Expert and author (pictured above), gives the great advice I would like to give in this article: 12 Best Pieces of Advice for my Daughter.


May your transitions be smooth and full of joy and may you leap out of June into the beautiful time of rest and recovery the summer offers.

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