The field of speech-language pathology is lucky; sooooooo ridiculously lucky. How is it lucky, you ask? It’s lucky because it has YOU providing therapy. You truly make a difference in your students’ lives and if this field were to not have you as a clinician, it just would NOT be the same. I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of that. You are special.
Seriously, YOU ROCK!
Why did I mention this to you? Let me take a second to explain. I feel like I can’t even turn on the news lately without seeing some doom and gloom statistic about the unemployment rate. There are experts out there that are claiming that this global economic crisis just might be the “new norm.” Scary stuff, huh? Almost every other day, someone I know will say to me, “Erik, you are so lucky to have a job.”
Trust me, I know I am.
Don’t get me wrong! Boy do I thank my lucky stars every night that I’m employed, but I feel the need to announce that while I’m lucky to have this job, this job is equally (if not more) lucky to have me! I’m a speech-language pathologist who truly and deeply cares about all of my speech students. I believe that each child on my caseload can soar beyond any imagined limits. Together, my students and I work our butts off as a team to make all of this happen.
And here’s the thing – I know you are JUST LIKE ME.
We both think outside the box, outside the classroom, and outside the norm. We make learning fun and we proudly give our students the gift of communication. That’s why we were put on this planet – to be speech-language pathologists.
Again, YOU ROCK!
So the next time someone walks up to you and says, “Hey, you work at a school, huh? Yea, you are lucky you have a job” – remember that if I was standing next to you, I would happily declare that your job is AMAZINGLY lucky to have you. Keep up the great work and share this blog post with a colleague you care about.