On a day when my senses and emotions felt more stretched than usual, retreating to solitude helped.
Again and again, I tell myself that to feel is not a bad thing. To feel is empathy. It is commitment to doing my job to the best of my ability. Even if the feelings include disappointment at the young ones under my charge.
But to feel too much would be unbalanced and unhealthy, and that’s when I need to be aware of it, go back to self-care, and perhaps turn to a few of my favourite things… to feel differently:)