Slice of Life Challenge
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One reason I love summer is the change of pace in my routine...school year routine means I'm up at 5:00 AM and on the go all day...that changes during summer.
I still wake up early as I love the early morning hours, but my mornings look different...I can sculpt them to look however I like. This summer I have a plan. No big trips for me this year. I have some family visiting for a few days. Maybe some day trips, so this summer I'm going to get some things done. Here's my plan:
1. Everyday I will read. I will read YA/MG books and professional development books. I have piles of each. I'm planning on an hour of reading a day. I know that once I sit down and get into it, I'll probably read longer. My YA/MG books are all over the place (no pile) to take a picture, but here's a pile of my professional development books.
I'm reading (and rereading) them with a colleague and we're hoping to chat about them. I'm also planning on using this post from Two Writing Teachers about how to read them.
2. Everyday I will write. I want to write for middle grade students. I've started a draft. I want to work on that this summer. I'm going to participate in Teachers Write. I have a writing partner, I've already met with and hope to continue to meet and write. AND I've been invited to be part of a new writing group. I'm reminded of that Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." Again, I'll write (revise, plan, etc) for an hour a day.
3. Everyday I will paint. This new hobby has brought me so much joy that I'd like to refocus on it this summer. Looking forward to expressing my creativity!
That's my plan for summer. What's your plan?
(P.S. Comment Challenge: #commit2comment I've committed to a comment challenge on twitter. I'm going to comment on five blogs, five days a week.)