I do prefer to call it a Circle, because if I placed all those people in a circle, they would all be looking in. Not only to us, but to each other; which is how a Circle Of Support should work, together.
2 years ago I would never have thought it possible to find support via any organisation even remotely associated with Education, and while I still find a needle in the haystack every so often, for the most, I have found gold at the end of the rainbow.
I want to take the time today to express my gratitude to those who have been there for me and allowed me to learn to be myself, those who have listened and heard me, those who've allowed me to make mistakes and to correct them and to put into practise the life lessons it has taken me so long to learn (and are still learning) and to be able to do that in a safe place.
I'm by no means perfect, but I am getting better thanks to the support I feel.