Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time for a Change
Wow...I have really let blogging go.
Today I found myself really moping around. I had some free time, and during that free time I did the same three things that I always do during my free time. 1) watched mindless television, although, Restaurant Impossible and Chef Hunter are incredible shows....2) folded laundry (completely miserable) and 3) lesson planned, at a half-assed level.
Then I thought about all of the things that I would rather be doing (finally blogging, writing in Lulu's journal, organizing her photo album, actually lesson planning like the kick-ass teacher that I used to be, Christmas shopping/planning, etc).
See, I used to be a creative work-aholic, in all aspects of my life, until Gabriel.
And now, even though I am completely happy, I still can't get out of shut-down mode when I am alone.
Well, this ends. Because of the cute little girl posted above, I am going to do everything in my power to just be better. Starting with blogging. Why is blogging important to me? Well, I recently just went to a tech seminar for educators in which I was told that all sorts of technology, including the use of a blog, is important not only to read what others are saying, but to teach all sorts of learners, not just the ones in my classroom, but to anyone out there in cyberspace who just might stumble upon it, and think that what I am trying to say is interesting. The world can be my classroom.
I believe I have something to say, not just to people who have suffered losses, but to anyone...anyone experiencing a hectic life...who can possibly relate to me. Gabriel might have been the start of my NEW life plan, and now my blog has to reflect me actually living that new life...off of the couch.
So, now my new blog, which will remain the same name because Gabriel inspired me to write again, will be about all sorts of things....my teaching experiences, my learning experiences, funny stories, family laughter, thoughts on the nation, the world, my world, my life.