Life sometimes doesn’t go the way we thought it would and I would have to say that in the past year, my life is no longer on the path I thought it would be. There have been some life-changing events that I’m not sure I would have made it through if it hadn’t been for my family and friends. I am certainly not going to get into the details of those events right now – possibly in a future post – but I do know that these events have affected my world in a way I never would have imagined. It is along this changed path that I am having to rediscover who I am and what it is that brings joy into my life. It is along this avenue that I’m traveling that I am learning how to navigate the new waters I find myself in. Sometimes these waters are rocky and full of storms and on in other moments, the waters are deceptively calm. Continue reading
I had a pretty good post planned for my Day 2 of NaBloPoMo (at least in my opinion). However, if you notice the date and time of this post…it’s already Day 3. So what happened to my Day 2 post? Don’t worry, that writing will happen…but something even bigger happened yesterday…
Yesterday/Early this morning the Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!!!
This became an amazing thing for all Cubs fans, Chicago fans, Baseball fans, sports fans in general to watch. Game 7 last night was a historical game and not just because of the fact the Cubs WON!!! It was a crazy rollercoaster of a ride with home runs, a rain delay and an extra inning of play. Even as I finish writing this post it’s still crazy to think about…the emotions in the room I was in were ranging from elation and on the brink of celebration, to a deflated feel as the Indians tied up the game in 8th inning, to frustration as the tarp got rolled out, and then disbelief and more elation as the Cubs made it official.
I know that I won’t be the only one posting about this, and I’m definitely not the first…but I have an even cooler part than simply being excited at seeing the Chicago Cubs finally winning. Continue reading
I have been absolutely terrible about updating my blog 😦
The time has absolutely flown by since my last post and there have been so many times that I’ve thought about posting, but lately I’ve been doubting myself. I’m not sure why, but I’ve seem to be in a writer’s funk – my confidence doesn’t seem to be there and when I start to think of a topic, I can’t seem to develop it. Even writing a book review lately hasn’t sparked the writing flow.
However, I’m glad today is the start of the 2016 NaBloPoMo. I’m going to use this opportunity to write every day no matter what. My students are beginning to write an essay where we are working on developing voice and one of the suggestions I gave them is to free write – to write for 3 minutes to get in to the flow of writing. I have told them that they should find what makes them unique and to develop their voice so that they stand out…
I need to rediscover my voice (again). Who am I? What makes my writing mine? How do I find my voice again? I’m hoping that through my NaBloPoMo writing I will be able to get there again. I think that I will find the inspiration that I’ve been missing. I’m looking forward to this journey and I hope you will join me! Comment below if you are also participating in NaBloPoMo and I will follow your posts as well!
Happy November and Happy Writing!
The other day when I published by book review for Half the Sky I realized how long it had actually been since I had last posted, and I was shocked at how long it was. 😮
For three weeks I was sick with probably the worst case of tonsillitis I’ve ever had. Although, I was being treated for strep without a strep test, so who knows what I actually had. (I’m probably oversharing now….sorry!) Anyway, during that time I was incredibly tired when I would get home from school. So tired in fact that I didn’t even have the energy to read! And that never happens. So of course this meant that I didn’t get any writing done either. (I did manage to keep up with my Instagram account though. That, without question, does not take as much thought as my blog posts. (I did have a lot of fun posting my travel photos from my trip to Canada. Hopefully that will be a post soon as well.)
Apparently when I get sick that means every thing in my life must come to a stop – I’m a pretty terrible patient. I pray I never have to go to the hospital because I would make the nurses absolutely crazy. However, I digress… My hope is now that I’m feeling better I will be getting back into the swing of things. I have a few book tags that I’ve left waiting and I’m looking forward to doing those. Also, there are a number of books that I’ve read in my “time away” and for an updated reading list, visit my 2016 Books page.
Happy Writing and have a wonderful weekend!