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Need Some Positive Vibes Sent My Way

Good morning, Persona Peeps!

Another Tuesday and I am getting ready for the workshop I have for this week. It is another separatee class--three in a row. I am not sure I am up for this task this week after getting beat up (figuratively speaking) for the last couple of weeks.

This will be another group of the "youngsters," most likely, considering the location. These tend to be the first-term aircraft carrier folks, who seem to be so angry at the Navy and anything they feel represents the military. Perhaps, it is just a mark of being in one's early to mid-20s.

Please send me some positive energy this week. I am feeling rather drained and need to keep my heart open to these "kids." Though they can be a "tough" group, they still need me to believe in them.

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Have you read Fear Is the Ultimate Liar ?

Did you read about when I walked a tightrope with my eyes closed ?

Have you learned about how I tried to meet President Ronald Reagan ?

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scheng1 wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:25 AM

Those kids should give you energy instead of sucking life out of you.

CoralLevang wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:33 AM

I agree, and I'm in the process of considering what other things I can do to get that energy. However, today as it is, I have to work.
And there has been a shift in what this particular demographic considers appropriate behavior than someone who is 2.5 times their ages.

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:34 AM

Good luck and best wishes for a smooth week for you.

Colibry21 wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:48 AM

Hopefully, everything goes well for you. Good luck.

AliCanary wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:56 AM

Positive and supportive vibes coming your way--go get 'em, Tiger!

MegL wrote on March 24, 2015, 10:42 AM

Positive vibes on their way. I have some music that I turn to in this situation, like lift us up where we belong by joe cocker, something inside so strong, by labi siffre and fame by irene cara.

Arvi wrote on March 24, 2015, 12:19 PM

Wishing you the best of luck. I have no idea what you must be going through, but hang in there! I hope it all goes smoothly.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 24, 2015, 4:01 PM

Positive, Happy vibes comin' your way!

PriscillaKing wrote on March 24, 2015, 4:19 PM

Hold your fingers 1 cm above the keyboard...

AngelSharum wrote on March 24, 2015, 4:34 PM

Good luck with the new class. I hope it is better than you anticipate.

Alexandoy wrote on March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM

For positive vibes, why not try to smile all the time?

Feisty56 wrote on March 24, 2015, 7:42 PM

You need only to ask -- positive energy being sent your way as I type.

SoundNFury wrote on March 25, 2015, 12:01 AM

Here's to a wealth of patience and restraint as you deal with a tough group! Best of luck!

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jiangliu1949 wrote on March 25, 2015, 4:33 AM

I can tell it is a tough job .Hope thing is not as bad as you imagined .

LoudMan wrote on March 25, 2015, 5:12 AM

You're going to be fine. Kick butt and take names.

CoralLevang wrote on March 25, 2015, 7:32 AM

To all-- scheng1 LeaPea2417 Colibry21 AliCanary MegL Arvi GemofaGirl PriscillaKing AngelSharum Alexandoy Feisty56 SoundNFury jiangliu1949 LoudMan -- Thank you so much for your support.
This week's class seems to be a bit more receptive and engaging than the last three classes. They are a bit more mature (average age 26-28 v. 21-22), which may account for some of that. I know that it is difficult to sit through three days of mandatory class that some think have no value to them, as they think they have jobs lined up, or are going to go to school and don't think they need this now, etc.

Oh, and to Alexandoy ... I do not into that classroom with anything other than a smile on my face. To suggest otherwise, you don't know me well. emoticon :winking: I share here simply to ask for some bolstering up from friends, when things feel tough. emoticon :smile:

valmnz wrote on March 25, 2015, 4:11 PM

Put on a Momma face, let them know you understand how they feel and that sometimes you feel that way too. What will happen if you interact with them in a different way and don' necessarily achieve what you set out to do?

cindiowens wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:12 AM

Oh, I hope I am not too late, here you go, positively charged vibes.

CoralLevang wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:29 AM

Sometimes, there is just a group that I get that has a dynamic that is difficult. Most of the time, I am fine with them. I am very open with them and allow them to speak their minds (within reason). I just had a rash of highly negative groups. This one is much more balanced in people.
As far as set out to do, I must deliver the curriculum. Hardest part (for me) is when they refuse to be open to learn it. I know I cannot change them. My hope is that I can somehow influence them to see that they all do have value, even when they don't feel it.

CoralLevang wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:31 AM

ALWAYs will accept positive vibes.They are never too late. emoticon :smile: Thank you.

LindaCPearson wrote on March 26, 2015, 11:39 AM

I'm sending you positive vibes and hope they help. I''m not sure what to advise here. I think sometimes the age gap can't be bridged successfully until years have past and the youngsters "mature", broaden their viewpoints and develop an acceptace and tolerance of others.