Tuesday, June 14, 2016

An End and a Beginning





Today is the last day of school. It's the end of my twenty-first year of teaching. Every year is the same, I wonder what else I could have done and I remember the great successes. I spend as much time as I can on the final day, looking into their faces and remembering. They move on, but a part of each of them stays with me...has changed me. It's the end of the school year.

 

Today marks a beginning too. I can announce the first writing workshop dates for my Selah Writing Retreats. There will be two retreats on the evenings of July 13th and 14th at Zephaniah Farm Vineryard. Come for one night or both! Sign up NOW at Selah Writing Retreats.
 


I can't help but think of my favorite quote from the movie, Hope Floats:



"...beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too..."

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers for this amazing platform to write and share writing! What a wonderful community you've created! I'm honored to be part of it. Join us at Two Writing Teachers.


11 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on both your last day of school and for scheduling your first retreat!! The vineyard looks heavenly. The perfect place for some writing inspiration. Have a great day!!

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  2. This is so exciting Michelle! I applaud you for making your dream come true! I wish I could be there at your first one! Surely you will get a great group of writers!

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  3. I can't stand it! You did it. I'm so proud of you and I can't wait to read your reflections about how the retreats went. I truly hope one day I will come to one. xxxooo

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  4. I wish I Iived closer because I'd be there. I am also wishing you wonderful retreats. I suspect you will get as much out of it as your students.

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  5. Wow! How exciting! Congratulations for making your dream come true. Your space is beautiful and I know that the writers that come will greatly benefit.

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  6. You made this dream come true...yay, you!

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  7. I wish I could join. You are daring to make your dreams come true. Wishing an inspiring and productive time for you and other writers.

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  8. Oh wow- this is really exciting Michelle (the writing retreat). I'm so impressed that you have pursued and are now realizing this dream.

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  9. I wish I could be at one of your retreats. They sound wonderful. Can't wait to hear how this new adventure goes.

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  10. Oh my goodness, Michelle! That looks like a beautiful site to hold your first retreats. Wish I lived closer since I'd totally sign up for one! Someday...

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  11. Kudos to you, Michelle! Somehow in the end of year rush I missed this exciting post. I'm wowed by your bravery! I wish I lived closer and could sign up but look forward to reading about your experience. Your determination to go after your dream is truly inspiring!

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