Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 1

Today is the first day of my blog. If you had told me a year ago that I would have a blog I would have laughed at you. Blogs are for people who know what they are talking about. I read blogs written by people who I admire and strive to be like--not me. 

Why blog now?? The Slice of Life Challenge 2012. 

I have been reading many posts that have inspired me to become a writer. I have been to many book talks and the message that resonates is to be a better writing teacher you need to be a writer yourself. That is challenge #1...to see myself as a writer. I have kept a journal in the past to help me deal with changes and challenges in my life. I have often turned to a paper and pencil when I had emotions that I needed to express. Writing has been a release of those emotions that I have been to afraid to express but does that make me a writer? Although I enjoy writing to express myself it is not something that I do regularly and it is definitely not something that I publish. 

Challenge # 2--Believe in myself and feel like I have something valuable to contribute. I have always had issues with my self-esteem. It would take many hours of therapy to figure out why but it is who I am. I am a reflective person and strive to be better that I was the day before but I have trouble with my confidence. I hope that this blog and pushing myself to write every week will help raise my confidence which will in turn open doors and create opportunities I never would imagine. 

I guess this is the first step who knows what the next step will bring. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited you have joined, what I like to call, "The Dark Side." For me, making myself press the publish button helps me to think more about what it must be like for the writers in my classroom every day. I am so happy you pushed the publish button today. You obviously already are a writer and I believe you have plenty to contribute. I am looking forward to following.