Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Where Have My Words Gone?

In addition to neglecting my blog lately, I've also been getting really bad at returning emails--especially fun emails, from friends and former students with whom I'm typically pretty chatty.  What gives?

  • I'm back in the swing of school, and with two schools and two sets of students and colleagues, I'm using a lot more of my words during the day!  
  • I'm reading a ton--I'm in two professional development book clubs, running three different student book clubs, and teaching two different novels and a history text book at any given time.  At the moment, the novels are Speak and wrapping up Emma, about to transition into Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, plus Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Salinger's Nine Stories for book clubs.  All books I love but MAN, the pace is intense.  And I got halfway through The Dream Thieves before I had to tear myself away and focus on school reading, so that's calling my name as well!  So maybe I'm taking in so many of other people's words that I need some silence in my brain when I'm done.
  • I'm simply out of the habit of writing!
So, although I'm not going to have time to say much, I'm going to try to get back into the rhythm of posting and ESPECIALLY of reading and commenting.  I've really missed you all!  And I've missed writing, even if that muscle feels a little rusty. 

So, help me dive back in: tell me the best thing that's happened to you in the last two months!