It’s been a thought in my head — turning over and over and over thanks to my OCD. I have obsessed over the thought of having my own blog where I could . . . what? What information or advice could I, a mom of five and a junior high English teacher, possibly write about? How can I reign in all the things I want to read, write, talk, and share about? In my head, it looks something like a wordle.
I started by asking the four school-aged kids residing under the same roof as me, and then moved on to my closest friends. Results of asking look like this:
- Helping people get the help they need
- Juggling schedules and kids and time
- Cooking and baking
- Books and reading
- Relationships — what doesn’t work and how to see long-term
- Teaching stuff. All kinds of things.
- Reading and writing
- Kids and family
- Teaching and helping people
- Cleaning up glass (I’m still not sure on this . . . )
I didn’t ask the baby who is 2.
- Unconditional love and acceptance
- Food prep
In case you missed it, I read. A lot.
I do an activity with my students where we figure out where their Grand Destination is — that one thing that will combine all the things, people, and places they love — into one grand adventure. A copy of this activity is in the Write About It! section of this blog. Eventually, I want to open a bookstore/coffee shop where I can hold mini-classes, book cubs, and after-school tutoring sessions! (Deep Breath to calm down.)
This blog is my way of jumping in and seeing where I can go, and who I get to take along for the ride. Welcome! I’m glad you are here!