Indecision. That's where I have been sitting for the last
Well! Nothing like a deadline to make those decisions happen. For the sake of consistency, I'm keeping my slices here. And since the muse is being shy (much thanks to my dusty writing habits, I'm sure!), I'm writing about what's most pressing -- the decision to write, every day, no matter what.
My students already do this. I've watched them bloom from timid to tenacious when it comes to their writing time. Often they beg for more -- more time to write and definitely more time to share. I'm proud of the writers they have become, and the writing yet to be seen.
But I have fallen out of the habit of writing beside them during their morning journaling (free writing) time. I'm too busy catching up, preparing, organizing, doing all those last minute things that seem to sideswipe my days. It's humbling to admit, and embarassing. This is a habit that is not good for them or me.
This week I have reorganized my room and my files in hopes that I can stay on top of it all! After seven months at my new district, on my new campus, with my new learners and coworkers, I feel like I might finally be settling in. (But not settling down!)
It's time to focus on my own craft for a while. I couldn't be more pleased that March is here -- a deadline that came just in time.