NB: This is a re-post from last year at the outskirts of winter, and thought it was appropriately fitting. And my exact thoughts today. I added a new photo and title and a special video at the end.
I had planned to post more. A lot more. I have sticky notes of ideas and topics, and I even made a calendar to schedule the posts. I just never did. I even planned to write a piece about how well I’ve been managing my family-work-play-self. I was going to write about how I have much more purpose behind my reasons and more motivation to do things. The reality is, I’m not so good at it. I once did a connect the circle dot quiz in the Artist’s Way. Everything is supposed to be connected in a balanced circle. If something is off-balance, it means that you might be devoting too much time for it – or not enough time.
I’m really good at spending time with my little family. I make sure that we snuggle until the very last moment that we have to get out of bed in the morning. And I’ve been getting home from work at a decent time each night and we play, play, play all night.
I’ve also been good at my job. I love my job. Being a teacher is definitely my passion (despite the politics & public opinion…) and I am happy to be a working maman. It’s been said that teachers who aren’t parents are better teachers, because they can devote more time to planning. I agree that I don’t plan nearly as much as I used to (especially not at home), but I would disagree that I am a worse teacher. If anything, I understand the parent perspective a bit better (well… most of them) and I think that makes me a better teacher. I work very efficiently during my prep period, lunch and recess breaks to have more time with my family in the evenings.
Our house is not in shambles, but it is terribly dusty and crummy. I haven’t done any projects or painted chalk boards or put up pictures. The laundry and dishes and cooking and banking are done. But that’s no fun.
I’ve not been so good with keeping in touch with my friends via mail art or email or even social media. I’ve been neglectful, and I don’t like it. I must do better.
I’ve also been terrible with my blogging self. and my painting self. and my drawing self. and my creating self. my artsy self. I am doing a lot of creating for my students and a little for others, but I must do better. I miss my self.
I think I am going to start the Artist Way lessons all over again. And post more.
I also don’t know what kind of a blogger I am. But I’ve pondered that before.
And here is that special video (if you haven’t yet seen it!)