Recycle a favorite post from July of any year that you have been blogging.
This week's writing prompt is to recycle a post from July of any year I have been blogging. This is a perfect prompt for me, as I have the perfect post to share. Please go to "I Am a Real Teacher" and take a look at where I was exactly a year ago.
It's funny that when I read this post I see all the errors in grammar and the typos I made, but I'm still proud of that post. A year ago today I accepted my first teaching position. Today I am preparing for my full-time position with a different school district, and I am just as excited by this new journey.
July must be my month for change and excitement. I have a long way to go still on the healing from shingles, and I've actually come to accept that I will never be perfectly "whole" again. I just admitted to Daniel days ago that my brain doesn't work the way it did before I got sick. I'm a little slower than I used to be, and attention and focus can be a challenge, especially when I'm overwhelmed. But I'm here, I'm able to keep up with my peers, and most of all, I am capable of providing my students with a quality education that will build critical thinking skills while building character, all well learning state standards. I must say... looking back, I am pretty darn amazing!
Just for fun I went back and found a favorite post from July 2010. Please see "I Am So Proud Of... ME!" In many ways this post makes me sad. I felt like I was on the top of the world in July 2010. It's amazing what a difference a year can make. I truly miss running, testing my physical ability, and competing against myself. I do hope that in the next year I can find some form of exercise that I can honestly feel good about that will give me the same kind of rush running did.
If you are a blog writer, I encourage you to do this writing prompt. I got lost in so many of my old posts finding the ones to share here, and it was amazing to see just how much I have experienced in two years. I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse at my past blog posts!