"#6: To FINALLY start a blog."
For years, after the New Year's Eve celebration, while my energy generated from good food, fireworks, and the midnight kiss still rushing into my head, I like to sit down and make a list of the things that I would like to do/change for the next year. Believe me, I have always been a person who is against making any type of "New Year Resolutions," since I know most people give up on theirs by the beginning of February. Being a goal oriented person, I don't like to start anything I know I'm not going to finish, so when I make my list every year, I make sure I do them--yes, it's like a bucket list for the next 365 days.
Some things are the same for every year. To save money, to stay healthy, to call home more often, to read more books...but when the idea of starting a blog once again sparked in my mind, my pen paused for a second. Am I really finally going to start a blog? I have been thinking about starting a blog about my teaching for two years now, and it's the time to finally to make it a reality. I mean, you can only think about doing something for so long, after a while, you drop the idea, or you turn it into a reality.
It doesn't seem like I will ever drop this idea.
I have been teaching Communications since I started grad school in Fall, 2006. For someone who once swore that she will never ever go into teaching as a profession, I learned--first handed--the truth behind "never say never." My parents were both teachers for 30 plus years; growing up, I always saw them grading, planing, and sharing their teaching experiences. Everything they did seemed exhausting. However, once I started teaching on my own, I finally understood why my parents loved their job--it's the constant desire to make a difference in someone's life, the chances you have to inspire your students; and at the same time, to be inspired by them.
Often, I would talk about the musings I find in teaching to my friends and family, and that is why I want to start a blog dedicated to all the inspirations I get from my classes. This will be a place for me to record, reflect, and celebrate my love for teaching.
Let the celebration begin!
Crossing off my goal #6,