A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter

Currently, I am returning to work following maternity leave after having our 3rd child at the end of December (2010).  I have just recently received my next placement as Vice-Principal in my district.  This is very exciting and I am really looking forward to the opportunity.  More on that in future posts…  As you can imagine, after not working for the past almost 7 months, my work is on my mind a great deal (in a good way).

When I was at the grocery store the this evening, I was reminded again at how fortunate I am to be going back to work that I love.  I had a brief encounter with a gentleman at the grocery store.  He was approximately 40 years old (ok, he looked my age and that is probably why what he said stood out for me) and was talking to a friend (?) about his same age.

Standing by the tomatoes, he said, in a frustrated voice, “Man, I wish I never had to go to work again!”Continue reading “A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter”