Writing Workshop is still evolving and it is changing every year with my new classes. I learn something new from every class. We began our proficiency testing today, but more than that, I am stepping out by trying something new.
I know that I am a life long learner but I am learning from not only my students, my daughter, my mentor, but myself! I surprise myself by what I am willing to do. A few years ago I would never have been willing to let others read my writing. I was just too afraid of failing, being considered not good enough, whatever you might think, I thought it.
With encouragement and love, the same that I hope I am showing my students, I plan to move forward with my writing and show others that it can be done. I wish that I had written more when I was younger. Writing down those thoughts and dreams, even memories that I think about, but can't quite bring into focus.
I kept a short diary for a time when I was an exchange student in
when I was 17-19 yrs. of age. I have thought about writing a book based on those writings. Perhaps I’ll do that! Until then, enjoy your slice of life. Thanks for reading mine ! Iceland