Monday, December 30, 2013
Beginnings and endings naturally lead to reflection.
This week, I have been reading many 2013 reflections, lists, and "best-of's." Although I don't have as much to reflect on, I still have some important events that have happened this year on my blog.
First Slice - I actually started my blog in April of this year, but it took two months for me to gain the confidence to actually write a real post, which was a Slice of Life found at Two Writing Teachers.
Personal Favorite Post - This post celebrated several firsts for me. I had followed Katherine at Read, Write, Reflect for about a year. She unknowingly became my silent mentor, and this post celebrated her first comment on my blog. Since then, I have made connections with many people, and I continue to be inspired by their writing every day.
Most Commented-On Post - This post was about my relationship with my dad. This one was hard. It hurt. I have not shared my feelings about this with many people, and I was a little apprehensive about putting it out there in the blogosphere. I found through the comments that many people had similar experiences. People connected with this post, and I knew that my words were healing for me and possibly others.
Most Viewed Post - This post was a letter to my colleagues and had the most views. Although this was written for a small group of teachers I work with, I hope many teachers felt inspired to lift up each other and to find the importance of surrounding themselves with positive people.
I look forward to 2014 and all of the challenges, inspiration, and learning it has to offer!