Being in that state of unfamiliarity is a strange place to be. It sparked reflection about the big questions in life. It jostled my confidence a time or two. Sometimes those things happen and cause a change. In this case, the change provoked what I can only call growth.
By far the biggest assistance I've had in this change has been through my colleagues, the opportunities I've experienced, and our students. My colleagues have accepted me with the friendliness of a thousand Quokkas.
I've attended conferences that have allowed me to stretch my classroom practices. Finally, teaching is teaching, and while students are students, the ones at GCC are particularly friendly, eager to meet their goals, and, though a little concerned, generally optimistic about their futures. I'm optimistic, too.