Transitions include leaving, and most of us are leaving something or someone behind at some point in time. We may be leaving a phase in our life, the Primary School, a job, or moving on to universities.
We may be moving away from friends, jobs, Europe, or family. In any case, there might be worries, stress, sadness and loss that come along with any transition.
At the “Thank You” Coffee Morning we talked about building a R.A.F.T. to float us safely on our way to new horizons.
Guest speaker, Iñigo, grade 10, is transitioning into the Diploma Program and shared the video he made on this topic for his Personal Project. Iñigo shared his personal experiences as well and was available for questions after presenting his film. (Watch his film on the H.I.S. Facebook page)
Participants were invited to share their ideas and experiences and added them to our R.A.F.T. posters:
This is how to build your R.A.F.T.:
Even if you have the urge to avoid pain by breaking connections, walking away from lingering resentments will not make them go away. Even if the other person is not able to hear it, your heart will be more content and ready to move on.
Let those who walked with you for this part of your life journey know how much you appreciated them.
Take the time to say good-bye. Plan it, celebrate it, build connections that will travel with you.
Visualize your new adventure. Prepare yourself and enjoy the anticipation and excitement of starting a new journey.
Many thanks to Iñigo and to all participants of the workshop!
workshop: Susan Hoeck-Bühler, Learning Support Coordinator; Iñigo Grade 10