Teachers are fortunate to have two new years – one in August when school begins and another in January! Two opportunities to reflect and set goals. My goal for the new year is to blog! But here’s a little secret: this was also my goal for last year…and it didn’t exactly happen. Why? I spent too much time worrying about what to write, thinking that I didn’t have anything new and interesting to say. I felt that I had to be an expert on a topic before I could publish about it. And, in the end, I published very little.
So, this year, instead of focusing on the end product and hoping to have a perfect blog, I will focus on the process. Setting aside time to write and reflect is always valuable, and I’m excited to share this journey with others. It’s not just about the finished post, but about the daily moments of thinking, observing, and learning that lead up to that post. Instead of trying to keep a resolution, it’s more about shifting my mindset, and making small changes that will have a lasting impact. It will be rewarding to look back over my blog at the end of 2017 and hopefully see how I have grown, as both a writer and as an educator.
This year, I’m also excited to participate in A.J. Juliani’s 30 Days of Blogging Challenge because it will keep me accountable and inspired.
But, the inspiration for this post came from an adorable, and very wise, 4 year old.