So, I haven’t written here in awhile (read: a few years…).
I’ve been writing not-on-here. So that’s something, right? In fact, my summer started off with a 2-week practicum for Grad School. All I did was write. Okay… I taught, too. But mostly, I wrote heavily researched lesson plans in order to tutor a 12th grader.
I know. Let that sink in for a moment. I tutored a 12th grader.
It was not as scary as I had imagined. In fact, (don’t tell any 12th graders out there) it was pretty much exactly like working with Kindergartners. What did I learn? Teaching is teaching, no matter the age of your student.
I said all of that to tell you that I got into the routine of writing my lesson plans each morning and finishing them up post-tutoring session each afternoon. I had this nice little writing flow going. I didn’t want to give that up and I realized I had a lot of stuff (thoughts? writing?) in my brain that needed to get out. And, I also had a lot of time. Summer break, ya know?
So, I ended up buying Kate Messner’s book, 59 Reasons to Write. Because I just didn’t want to stop writing. Prior to this book purchase, I signed up for the Online Writing Camp she and a bunch of other writers and authors hosted this summer. Alas, this virtual camp just happened to fall upon the two weeks that I was lesson-plan-research-writing, so… I didn’t really participate.
Now that I’ve been out of practicum for two weeks, I’ve got a nice new routine. I read and write a lot. With the revitalization of my writer’s soul, I’m taking the opportunity to revitalize my blog as well. Previously, I had been solely writing about school. But, you know what? There’s much more to me and my life than my profession.
I run. (and guess what, I wrote about that one morning!)
I play hockey.
I am a friend, a daughter, an observer, an empathize-r, a reader, and a baker.
So, what I really want to let you know is that I’m back! And, I will still (sometimes) write about school things, because, let’s face it, I’m pretty passionate about teaching, among everything else. But, I will also write about life things. Because those things are important, too.