There is a calmness and a sense of "I’m not totally crazy" after I read blogs. I do quite a bit of self-talk on my way home from school. Having conversations and reflecting on my day. What could I have done better? What went really well? At the end of my 20-minute drive, most of the time I have processed my day.
However, there are those days when I am twisted like a ball of yarn, self-talk doesn’t seem to help.I walk in the door at home befuddled. Conversations with my daughter, who is a teacher, and my husband sometimes lift me out of my confusion.
But there are those situations that I can’t let go, and I am searching for calmness. My celebration this week are my peers who write brilliant blogs that guide my thinking and help me clear up the fuzziness. Blogging is a give and take; push and pull of learning and writing.
I celebrate these posts that cleared up the fuzziness for me.
· Exploration Strategies for Informational Writing Two Writing Teachers
· The Hard Work of Real Human Beings A Year of Reading
· Slice of Life Tuesday: Testing, testing, testing A Teaching Life
· Grace for Myself Ruth Ayres Writes
Every Saturday morning, I always read something that helps me breath deeper and remember gratitude is so important in everyday life. Thank you Ruth for encouraging us to celebrate every week.