It’s been awhile since I even looked at this blog. Time, family, and everyday living took me away from posting. 2018 is my year to reconnect. Reconnect with family, friends, and also other teachers. I have been inspired to share and learn from others lately. I love the power of connection.
I work with an amazing team of educators. It was while I was out on disability leave for 11 weeks (total knee replacement) that I realized how important it is to be “connected”. I am an absolute “control freak” and was very worried about leaving my classroom and the staff that I consider my family. Eleven weeks was a long time – I didn’t even miss that much time when I had my two children.
Luckily for me, those eleven weeks were a gift. A gift of time to heal, rejuvenate, and reflect. During my time recuperating, I had time for me. I was worried I would lose my connection to my class and my school. I shouldn’t have worried. From frequent text messages from by colleagues telling me they missed me to opportunities to Face time with my class to emails that kept me in the loop! Everyone made me feel like I was still a part of my special “work” family. I also stayed in touch with the academic world by following many teacher groups on Facebook and following Twitter to keep me motivated and interested.
I could come back to my class rejuvenated and ready to try out some new ideas. I am eager to jump back in to the mix! My goal is to get back to blogging, sharing and connecting with others. 2018 is the year!