Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Turn Around

I don't know what to write. I'm showing up because that is what life is about, but I don't know what to write.

The school year is coming to a close. Transitions are hard. Not knowing is hard. I'm excited about what we've accomplished this year (like My Reading Life video) and I'm sad to say goodbye.



I look forward to my next challenges and opportunities. This summer: I'm attending the All Write Conference for the first time! I get to meet (IRL) some of my good friends. 


I'm getting to spend my summer WRITING at the NVWP Summer Institute. It's such an honor to be able to return and spend days writing and learning from amazing teachers. 


I am traveling north to celebrate a new baby and a 70th birthday. Time at the beach with my family...there's nothing better in the world. 


I'm getting my business, Selah Writing Retreats,  OFF the ground this summer and planning writing workshops and retreats...info coming soon.

I've been spending so much time looking back, I almost forgot to look ahead. What do the summer months hold for you?


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.

14 comments:

  1. Your summer sounds perfect for you! In the rush of ending a school year it is hard to focus on the "what's next". I made my summer list today (on day 4 of break).

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  2. The not knowing always gets me nervous! But there is so much to celebrate here!!

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  3. I can't wait to hear more about Selah Writing Retreats. I am so glad you showed up today.

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  4. Oh yes, you do know what to write and I'm glad you showed up! I'm a bit jealous to hear that you are attending All Write. And your video, it's just filled with awesomeness! I.LOVE.IT!

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  5. Your summer sounds fulfilling and productive! Mine involves sending one child to film camp in NYC and another off to live in Japan; preparing for professional development I'll be presenting; attending iPadPalooza for three days, and two more days of PD. And reading...lots and lots of reading, for this librarian!

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  6. I love the reflection par that comes at the end of the year. I do much more of that now and in September, than I do at the end of December and beginning of january. This is my New Year season. Have a great summer.

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  7. Woohoo!!! Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks. :o)

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  8. It is strange at the end of the year. How to process everything. I love love that video and what the summer holds for you. All Write will be wonderful. You will grow, grow, grow.

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  9. Love that reading life video. I'm showing it to my book club this afternoon. I'm hoping we can use PowToon to make a video about our year together. I'm sad that I won't be at All Write this summer. You will have so much fun! I'm hopeful that someday we can meet on one of my visits to the east coast (which will definitely be more frequent with grandson's imminent arrival this month).

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  10. Great video! You are going to have show me how you did this! So many things to think about and I cannot wait to talk with you about ALL of it!

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  11. SO many things to love about this piece. The honesty, the looking forward, the link to your new venture (which looks really great by the way) and most of all the showing up.

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  12. Michelle, there are so many celebrations in this post. The video is wonderful and Bella is a star. Your summer sounds like it will be rewarding. I look forward to hearing more about it.

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  13. Such a lot to look forward to this summer, Michelle - good for you!

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  14. Good luck with everything Michelle. You will love All Write and turning 70!!!! and using the summer for so many wonderful projects.
    Bonnie K.

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