At my job, I watched it morph over the last few years until I didn't feel like I was doing my job any more. This has happened in other jobs I had. The jobs morphed so much I would never apply for what they were having me do later. The catch, each semester I sign a document saying I am doing my original job. Kind of tough when people higher up try to change things without the OK of those overseeing the funding. I made an appointment. Appropriately shared my concerns then let them come up with a solution. I pointed out that the wrestling match going on was way above my pay grade. I learned today that they are going to have me going back to what I was hired to do. I am so impressed it worked.
This week I took a class on using circle discussions for a group. It is fairly formal but I was astounded at what we ended up sharing. Let me rephrase that, I was astounded at what I ended up sharing. I opened up to a group of people that normally they are doing good if I say hi to them. The whole peopling thing can be exhausting for me. I was impressed. I believe this would be a great way to discuss issues in families, classroom or work places. I don't believe it would be easy but I do think it would be worth it to open channels of communication over time. It is not a once and done project. A bit formal but with healthy boundaries and creating a feeling of safety sharing becomes fairly open.
How are you all doing? Baby steps and cha-cha's both make progress. Falling flat on our face moves you forward too. Hugs and cheers and glad to be back.