Somewhere I read that..." life is what happens when you are busy making other plans." Whoever said this is a genius. As I look back on this blog, my last post was Sept. 9th where I shared my reading life and what I was planning to share with my students. Here's is the thing: I've never stopped writing since Sept. 9 but a lot of "writing" happened in my head as I navigated my life from moment to moment, from exploration to discover, from failures to success, from cheers to solitude moments. But I couldn't make this "writing" or "thinking" public because I was still sorting all of it out. I was sorting the happenings, the occurrences, the silences and the roars. I was trying to put them in perspective, in making sense of it all. I lost. I gained. I rose. I fell. I laughed. I cried. I thought. I refused. I rose again. Welcome to the life of a teacher, right? I'm sure I'm not alone in my journey. Even though all this writing is general, without referring to something specific that happened, all I can say is "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."
So what have I learned? Well...those are the posts that will come in the near future. I wrote at the beginning of the year and I'm writing at (almost) the end of the year. Most blogs would've chosen to do something in between. But my "in-betweens" this year was filled with questions, confusions, and a lot of "I don't know's" You are probably thinking it would've been great to documented all of that. And yes, most people would've chosen that path. However, like our students, I needed time to process things in my own time, in my own soul and mind. How can I grow or learn if I don't let the words sink in me?
Sometimes we need to learn to enjoy the solitude....the silence....the roars. So that when we make a come back, we come back strongER.
I'm back. strongER. clearER. I can't wait for these unwritten words to document itself out.
Thanks for being there. far. or close. farthER. or maybe closER.
Enjoy the journey. I know I still do.
John Lennon...you were right. Thanks.