Confession: I forgot I started a blog. No. I knew I had started a blog or blogs in recent years, but I forgot I started this blog last year and that I could still access it. So here I am, and here's what I've been up to . . .
- I am no longer a school media specialist after seven years in that role. I went back into the classroom this past August, teaching English in a dropout prevention program specifically for pregnant teens and teen parents. I am very glad to be out of the media center and back with kids, though I am more certain than ever that my tenure in education will not continue ad infinitum. I'm ready for a change and I'm on the lookout for what that might be.
- Our grandsons have been growing like little boys do, fast and fabulous! Tristan is six and a half, in first grade, and smart as a whip. It's fun to have complex conversations with him and listen to him read or hear him belly laugh when his grandpa or uncle fart in front of him. Jacob is seventeen months old and playing and talking up a storm. Greyson is fifteen months old and when he smiles, his deep dimples and big eyes light up a room. Spencer just turned one on December 23rd and like his cousins, he's walking all over the place and talking his precious baby talk. He's quick to smile and I still love the moments, however rare, when he'll sleep in my arms. Those are few and far between now; he's on the go nonstop.
I hadn't thought about it until just this moment, but I suppose if I am to make a New Year's Resolution, it will be this: I will make myself accountable to blog about my journey, if for no other reason than to have someone or something to answer to. I won't make this public knowledge for a while though. My track record is less than stellar when it comes to consistency. Case in point: this blog. Need I say more?
If you happen upon my words, please wish me well. The motivation to change and progress forward must come from within, but encouragement from outside sources is certainly good for the soul. Until next time . . .