I got a new job—yay! Still a band directing and elementary job, like my previous one, but I will be the only music teacher in the school district. I think it will be better for me because I hated working with the lead band director at the other school. Now I am (somewhat) free to do what I want with the program, and I don't have to work alongside someone who hates me.
Anyway, the day I accepted the job at the school board meeting, I got lots of social media friend requests from parents and Messenger requests, some even at 10:30PM, and I freaked out a little bit. I've been excited, but also a bit of a wreck—it occurred to me that everyone (3000) in that small town will know of me.
I will teach music to every kid in that town and have communication with each kid's parent(s)/guardian(s). I'll have to know every kid's family situation because it will help me do a better job at reaching them, and everyone will think they can come talk to me and that I'll be their friend (or they'll think I'm the Spawn of Satan). In a few days, whenever I can actually get the information, I will have to make phone calls to every band family in the district to introduce myself and let them know about when our summer marching band camp will be. They'll all get my phone number, and I will get lots of calls, texts, and emails asking questions about stuff I don't even know yet.
Everyone I've met has been really friendly, welcoming, and genuinely excited, but I spent a lot of last night crying hysterically and feeling like I live in a dark hole. It's just a lot, and I'm overwhelmed. I know I can get through this, and I know that I can do my job, and I know I'll do the best I can do (if it kills me),
but I was wondering if any INFPs here (or other types) have experience with having to be so on for people. What advice for survival do you have?