I totally feel like making a new year’s resolution. I want to resolve to write a blog post once a week for the whole year.
Writing is so good for me. I almost always feel freer after writing about what is going on in my life. Lots of times writing helps me sort through decisions too. On this blog, writing has helped me think through some financial issues in ways I probably wouldn’t have if I weren’t going to share my thoughts.
However, resolutions are notorious for being broken within the month. I will make it a goal, though, or maybe an intention to write every week, whether that be in my journal or for this blog. Or maybe I can be even more present and be happy that I am just writing now. That may be the healthiest perspective for me at this moment.
There were so many times during the last month of school during the fall semester when I wanted to write. I had lots of ideas about things to share with you all. I didn’t take the time or muster the energy to do it though.
What I can say about the end of the semester now, after 2 weeks of being off, is that it was hard. I’m always so hopeful in the beginning of the semester. As the semester wore on, I let myself get dragged down by students’ issues. Some students had missed more than the allotted number of days to be able to pass the class and begged to be given a chance to pass. Others just didn’t show up for a few weeks and came back at the end. They all had their reasons. It just got me down though.
In late November, I made it a goal to focus on something positive a student did whether it be a strong piece of writing or something they said in class. That helped me get through a few of those weeks.
I was glad to be done with the semester. I always am. And now I’ve had 2 weeks to recuperate. I’ve done a lot of sleeping, some cleaning, some knitting, and now, at the very end of those two weeks, a bit of writing.
I really think writing weekly could help me move through the upcoming semester. We’ll see how things go. For now, I am off to a good start.
Peace Out (and In),