Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
Today I celebrate turns...
which also happens to be my one little word this year.
I celebrate the the two year anniversary of this space, my blog. My first official post was in April of 2013, but I did not start writing regularly until July. When I think about how this space has turned my teaching life around, I am amazed. The connections I have made, the lessons I have learned, and the confidence I now have as a person who writes, are all wrapped up in this little space.
Unfortunately, this space can steal much of my time and control many of my thoughts. Because of that, I decided I needed to unplug for awhile. I spent a few weeks away from social media so that I could take my turn. I finally got into a routine of walking and eating better which was the reason for choosing my OLW. Read that story here. I feel better, and the best part is - I do not feel guilty.
This was also the year for life turns. I have written before that both of my kids graduated this year. Last week my daughter officially received her teaching license and will be teaching third grade this fall, and my son registered for classes at our local university. It has been a proud parent week!
When fall arrives, it will be another time for turns as they each discover their new paths and try to find their way. It is not easy as a parent to stand back and watch or to let them go, but I guess that is why we give them roots and wings - to make it on their own, but to remember from where they came.
Where am I headed
along this path
finding my way
one day at a time
Today I celebrate turns.
Have a great July 4th weekend and may you find many celebrations along the way.