ALOHAI tried to live it, embrace it, keep it.
It was an amazing word. I hate to give it up (I probably will always to Live Aloha), but a new word keeps popping up in my life.
I don't like it. It doesn't have the emotional ties that Aloha did. It doesn't bring me JOY.
But it keeps nudging me.
It whispers in my ear.
It wakes me up at night.
I think my new word started
Then, we had a couple of fun weekends. One in November with our Hawaii traveling companions and one the first weekend of December with lake friends. Great times with our favorite people.
And I kept thinking, we should do this more often. We could do this on long weekends during the school year. Or even normal weekends. Why don't we take off and explore more often?
But I know why.
There's always so much I need to work on for school. Papers to grade. Lessons to plan. Drafts to read and respond to.
And school was the same way. Get through that curriculum. On to the next speech, genre of writing, short story or book. Rehearsals. Rehearsals. Rehearsals. I seemed to forget the fun.
What was happening to me? I was even having trouble finding things to celebrate!
So, I did what I always do whenever I am discombobulated. I organized and purged. And wrote a post about it. I had conversations with others about school life and home life.
And my one little word showed up
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