The afternoon of the behind the scenes work, I'm not going to lie, gave me a bit of anxiety. Seeing all of Lori's knowledge of all the logistics and legalities of the paperwork was the main source of this. I know that she's been at this for a while, and she was great in sharing her early experiences with me, and clearly stated that it was a complete learning curve, and that you do rely on your PST colleagues for support. I can't stress how lucky Melissa is to be working along side Lori, and can safely assume that Lori has been an immense help in Melissa's learning curve, which no doubt she would attest to. That support system is so key, and if I do pursue being a PST, i guess I really would take the idea that everyone wants a personal connection--you're not a number, or a diagnosis--you're a child of God with many talents and abilities, who needs some help in some areas of schooling.