For years now (embarrassing to admit) I have contemplated blogging about my everyday life as a wife, mother, teacher, friend, etc. Why has it taken me so long to do this? … (crickets)…
Is it because my life as a wife to a farm hand is unpredictable? Yes. Could it be that life with two very small, very sweet little girls is wildly busy and chaotic? Yep. Is it because being a teacher (and sometimes a mother) to students who all have questions that need answered, problems that need fixed, stories to be shared, advice to be given, etc is positively time consuming? You got it. But is my life really that interesting that I have stories to share? … (crickets)…That’s always where I stop myself.
But something always tugs at me to get out of my shell and write for an audience, to document. I’ve always enjoyed writing but have rarely ever taken the time (see above reasons) to sit down and put pen to paper (or open a new post nowadays).
A colleague of mine has catapulted me into this big, scary digital world of writing. He said, “Own It. Share it. Document it.” It’s something that I ask my students to do every week. If I really want to 'walk the talk', I need write weekly too. So here it goes…stay tuned!