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Today, I will begin to think of myself as a writer. As I have learned in the last few weeks that I do have the ability to put thoughts on paper (or computer screen). I may not always see things as others do, but all of us come to the table from different life experiences and backgrounds. What I see and feel is just as important as anyone else’s thoughts and feelings.
Today I will enter into a fraternity of fantastic writers who have the ability to impact the lives of the children they teach but also those in their community and the greater society through their writing. I will continue to strive to learn more, to improve my craft, and to encourage the writing of those around me.
Today I will officially begin my summer vacation….which will involve cleaning out, throwing out, and having a humongous yard sale. I am finally to the place where I can let go of many things that have clogged my living space. My children will be glad!
Today I will say goodbye for a while to the group who has shared in my struggles to come to grips with my life as a teacher and have endured my emotional responses to the many prompts for morning writes. To all of you, let me say that I am not always so emotional, but something about these prompts brought out emotions that I either thought were hidden or that I hadn’t shoved far enough under the surface. Many times what I wrote had nothing to do with teaching, but, as I have said before, I’m slow…..so by the time I would get through the personal response to the prompt, the blessed dog would bark as it just did…..and there wasn’t time to continue about teaching.