Each week on Saturday
bloggers celebrate at Ruth Ayres Writes.
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Today I celebrate meandering days. I celebrate the freedom to schedule my time however I like. Summer is a time of projects and planning and catching up. It's also a time of relaxing and enjoying and meandering. Yesterday, I finished one book and started another. I worked on some projects for the English Department. I played with Bella, did laundry, met a friend for dinner, went for a walk...I meandered.
|Bella enjoying a summer morning...|
I love that word...meander. It's like there's a long, winding path in front of me that I follow, stopping whenever I like...in no hurry to arrive at my destination. That's how I see summer. There are things to be done, but my focus isn't finish, finish, finish...it's enjoy the journey.
I mentioned the English Department...I celebrate the amazing leadership the English Department in my county. Dr. Michele Schmidt-Moore drives the department. She's creative and hard working, reflective and thoughtful. Working with her challenges me in amazing ways that make me better. Her generosity inspires me and her knowledge motivates me to always keep learning.
Next week, I'm part of a group presenting four days of curriculum work for middle school English teachers. Now, if you're like me you may hear that and cringe. I'm not a fan of curriculum work normally, but Michele came up with a creative way for these four days to work. I'm so excited about it. (Stop by next week and I'll post about it!)
I celebrate blogging and my PLN. My presentation at ActivLoudoun was called What Does the Blog Say? I spoke about blogging as a teacher, as a reflective practice. I shared my experiences blogging here and at Two Writing Teachers. While talking about it, I celebrated each of you reading this today...my PLN. You support. You encourage. You guide. You help. I'm grateful for this community...more than you may know. Today I celebrate YOU!