Another blog from another educator? Do I really think I have something new to say? Do I really think I'm an expert on anything? The answer to both of those is a resounding...maybe. I also know that I am a person who needs to reflect to gain the most from my experiences This blog will be a place for my personal reflections on my work, my home, my health, my spiritual journey, and anything else I need to get off my chest.
I saw a quote once that said
“I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am ”-T. Cooley
I am done with this. I want to be me. This may be the best part of being over 50. I am a 30 year veteran teacher who still loves to learn, a wife for 28 years who still loves her husband, and a mom of three sons who still marvels that we are all still alive. I teach PK-3 general music and I'm in charge of the gifted program from our K-12 district. I have taught in 4 schools in two states, worked with over a dozen administrators, and held positions as band director, choir director, musical director and elementary music teacher, along with gifted facilitator, and various other duties as assigned. Most days I love what I do, and spend my "free time" trying to figure out how to do it better or learning something new to make me a better person.
As I stated earlier, I am a person who needs to reflect. My husband says I think too much. Possibly, I am guilty of overthinking. This blog will give me a chance to do a brain dump. I can get some of the ideas out of my head so I can focus on more on specific tasks. I know I am easily distracted, so this will be a coping mechanism. Also, I just may have something to share that someone else hadn't thought of yet.