a state of mind.

I’ve realized that being a writer is about a state of mind — embracing the ebb and flow of inspiration and ideas and desire.  This little blog of ours began as a way to practice what we preach and be writers ourselves.  Little did I know how much it would change me.  I’ve become —

  1. An observer of the details in the world.
  2. More efficient in my drafting (especially at times when I don’t want to write).
  3. More understanding when students say, I don’t know what to write.
  4. Increasingly aware of the hard work and effort it takes to write well.
  5. More demanding of myself as a writer, a teacher, and a collector of memories.
  6. Sensitive to the need of students to have quick response to their writing.  I’m amazed how much comments fuel me as a writer.
  7. Thankful for teachers who are just a click away and are passionate about teaching and writing and reading and life.

Thank you all who read this blog.  Your encouragement is much appreciated.