Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A summer full of little things. I start many blog posts in my head. Put things in my Smash notebook (check out the link if you don't know what a smash book is. These could be my new writer's notebooks). But nothing seems "blogworthy". I don't know why. I keep thinking I need to write about amazing events or have incredible thoughts or share inspiring ideas, so when I don't have those things, I don't write. Or maybe I'm just writing lazy this summer.
I'm leaning toward the lazy.
Last school year was tough--don't get me wrong, I'm not talking bad classes or bad kids. I taught seven out of eight periods. Not so bad, except there was lots of writing going on in three/four of them, which means there was LOTS of reading and commenting going on for me. I couldn't get everything done in my 45 minute prep. And sometimes, after I got home after speech rehearsals, I was just too tired to do anything but have a glass of wine and watch mindless TV. Class often became the time I read and commented, which meant I didn't get to conference with kids as much as I would have liked.
I feel guilty.
So I think this summer I needed a brain break.
This week I have felt my brain coming back to life.
That's a good thing....