I wanted to take a moment to explain my blog name, which took me some time to decide on. I landed on The Spirited School Counselor after several attempts, but once I thought of it things just clicked. It felt right. I love when that happens!
The name evolved from the word sassy. I have a sassy side, but I wasn’t crazy about the name The Sassy School Counselor. I was afraid that it would give the wrong first impression… and as we know, first impressions are important.
Using my skills from English class back in the day, I hit up the Thesaurus: Lively. Bold. Cheeky. Full of Spirit all popped up under sassy.
Full of spirit… hmmm… that is something I could work with.
To me it has many meanings. It still embodies the liveliness of my personality, but spirited also brings in other ideas too – school spirit. I have that. I love JMU. I had dorm spirit at Mary Washington (Westmo!!). I loved high school and all the school spirit that filled the halls. Check. That fits.
I also am a Christian, which is a more personal aspect of who I am. I believe deeply in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lastly, I am spirited in the way of school counseling and education as a whole. I am enthusiastic about the profession, determined to soak in as much as I can while in graduate school, and ready to dive whole-heartily into this profession.
How did you land on the name of your blog?
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