January flew by and now half of February without a single word making it out of my head and into written word, until today. I made a new year's intention (not resolution) to write more, not just blog, but journal with pen and paper as well. For school, a couple weeks back we had Generation Texas week. This focuses on the kids futures after high school. We talked a lot about dreams in my class. We even made a door for a contest themed "Dream big." For Career day where we had to dress up as what we wanted to be one day...I "dressed" as a New York Times Best Selling Author. One of my encouraging students told me he just knows one day I'm going to be rich. He knows my book will be a best seller! Wow, if only I had that much confidence in myself. I don't even really think of myself as writer, even though I'm actually published in a book. Yep, didn't make a dime, but I do have a short story published in a book, Teachers With the Courage to Give: Everyday Heroes Making a Difference in Our Classrooms (Call to Action Book).
So, you would think I "feel" a writer, yet I don't. I feel like all this writing is just lost in cyberspace, that I don't really have an audience reading. But in the big picture, I guess it doesn't matter who's reading it, if I'm writing it, putting words to meaning and stories, I am a writer!
A writer must write...but a mother, must share pictures! ;) Here's some things that have been going on around here while I've been "wrapped up" the last month or so.
|Some beautiful winter weather allowed some park time before one of Bailey's concerts.|
|Bailey's fan club. The usual crowd at his concerts.|
|A Side by Side concert with the San Antonio Symphony.|
|My birthday...made extra special by all the kids!|
|Savannah made cupcakes for my class! I had the best day with them!|
|Dinner out at Burger Fi for my birthday.|
|My Dream Big door at school.|
|Homework time...the day to day at our house.|
|Bailey and his quintet Cloud 9 won 2nd place and $500!|
|Career day...Jonas the Wildlife Biologist, me the Author and Lorelei a 3rd grade teacher!|
|My mock up book cover for the day!|
|I don't always have time to write at home...|
but I model good writing during Writer's workshop at school.
|Valentine's day...breakfast tradition continues!|
|We also celebrated my dad's birthday!|
I promise not to be a stranger, to make time to get the words out of my head and to be a real writer!
Write on friends...