My New Year's Resolution for 2015 is all about adventure. I want more adventure in my life and that includes both adventure in the traditional sense of travel and experience, but also everyday adventure. Taking chances, risks, making changes and enjoying the outcome. Living life with abandon and a " have no fear of the unknown" attitude.
I started this year with a few new writing projects. In the past I have written in my journal when I needed to get something out on paper, collect my thoughts in one place. This year I am writing daily - a different kind of journal - just to write. I start each day with it and, although it has only been a week so far, I like it a lot. I also started a new blog. I was reading a few blogs written by women and thinking about how much I admire their ability to communicate with the masses. I don't know if my writing will ever get to the masses or if it will just be an exercise in creation, but either way, I am finding joy in it.
The new blog is about my work life. School Counselor Musings. It is a place to share stories, experiences, tips and tricks of the trade so to speak. I would also like to find some others to be guest bloggers and share their experiences too. I am not sure what I want the overall outcome to be, but I do know that other School Counseling Blogs I have read are very bland, too cutsie and not real. I want real life - the down and dirty and the uplifting and beautiful of this profession. I love so much what I have chosen to do for a living, but sometimes it is hard and if I have learned anything over the past 5 years in this job, having a strong community to share life with is really important. So, I guess the new blog is a way to expand my community - virtual or not, expansion and expression are great.
I have also learned over the past few years, that when I know I am writing for someone other than myself, it comes out differently - surprisingly more quickly and coherent, and I think that is probably an important quality in a blogger.
There it is, it has been too many months since I have last done this, but ideally my writing here will be coming more frequently now.
It has been an amazing few months here is a recap of my highlights since August:
- Started my 2nd year at DVHS - got moved to Probationary 2 which means I am tenured next year!
- 1st baby of a good friend was born - she is beautiful
- Traveled - great time!
- 1st baby of another good friend was born - he is precious
- Spent a week at home with my family for Christmas - so relaxing
- Spent New Years with good friends and those babies - so perfect