Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the Moment

It's been a while.

I snapped this photo of my daughter yesterday. I love that it captures her in mid-crawl. She's a curious and observant kid, into everything. Moments before this photo, she had been falling over backwards into the blanket pile, laughing and drumming on her little belly. By the time I was able to get the camera ready, she was already on the move.

And that's how I've been feeling about this blog.

So many times I've sat down to write, and then the moment has already passed. There have been lessons to plan, assignments to be graded, food to cook, clothes to clean, dishes to wash, chores to be done...and I've just been tired.

And maybe a little scared.

Scared that I've been away too long. Scared that I won't be able to keep up. Scared I won't have anything groudbreaking to share.

But I still need this little space to reflect and share and dream. I've missed writing, and I've missed the drive blogging gave me when I started. I've missed the connections with others outside of my bubble.

So, here's to starting over. Here's to reflecting on the good I've been seeing in education. Here's to sharing what's been working in my classroom, and most importantly, what's NOT. Here's to dreaming up new ideas to inspire myself and others. Here's to remembering the moments.

It feels good to be back.