The Beautiful Side of Life

...we are BACK! (...in some way or another!)

Welcome Back Everyone!

Some in-person, some hybrid, some distance learning , and some virtual ... but hey, no matter what it looks like, I'm pumped to be back at school. Sure, summer flew by at warp speed ... but doesn't it always? As much as I would love to soak up some summer sun all the days of my life, there is something beautiful about the change of season, the change of pace, and being able to connect with all of you after so much change in such a small amount of time.

A friend of mine told me earlier this summer, "If I hear the word 'unprecedented' one more time I'm going to puke." Ha! But 'unprecedented' really does sum it all up, doesn't it? It's uncharted territory. It's different. And yet, we're likely doing a lot better than we think we are. We are here! We are still moving forward :)

Let's talk about grit

You've Got Grit!
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How Gritty Are You?

Take the Grit quiz to find out how passionate and persevering you see yourself to be!

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down

I'm positive the vast majority of you are way too young to remember Weebles. They were little toy people with an egg-type shape that made them always remain upright. Their slogan was "weebles wobble but they don't fall down." What a great visual of resilience ... no matter how much someone or something tries to keep us down in life, we have to make it a choice to keep getting back up. Today ... be a weeble!
A Lesson On Resilience
Grit, By Angela Duckworth | An Animated Summary | Between The Lines Animations

"It's not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up." Abraham Lincoln.

School Counseling Website

Looking for answers to your academic questions, career options, or college planning? Looking for local job opportunities or resources for mental health? Please scroll through my website and become familiar with it's contents! This can also be found on the Battle Lake School Main Page --> District --> Counselor's Corner
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Virtual Suggestion Box

Do you have ideas that you would like to see in the Counseling Newsletter? Topics you would like to see discussed? Please click on the link and send me your ideas!