Gang, it's official.
I've become That Mom.
I'm as surprised as anyone to be serving as PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) President at my son's elementary school this year.
(Well, except for Greg, my partner. He 100% saw this coming.)
I didn't used to think the PTSA was for people like me, but after joyfully working with other parents and staff last year, I've learned I can show up as myself...
A proud Seattle Public Schools alum, 4th generation Japanese American, life coach and thrift store enthusiast.
With this role have come a million thoughts.
And honestly, I've been wondering similar things for a few years now.
I took the summer off of PTSA leadership.
But I'm tired.
Still so tired.
What I know now is that I need to rely on self care more than ever to stay in this important work and not burn out.
I'll want to notice the warning signs of my Monster Self...
Not set myself up for failure...
Know I will mess up when talking about race...
Invest in friendships that will sustain and hold me through the tiredness.
It's time to walk my talk.
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