This week I'm celebrating writing.
Sometimes when I think about writing I get overwhelmed and think it has to be big and grand. Then I find myself doing a lot of self talk about just doing it. Last week I attended our state math conference for teachers and my mind was swirling with ideas. So many ideas that the writing just flowed. Then when I wanted to capture a slice of life, the writing stalled a bit but I just wrote what I was thinking about and a piece was created. While it wasn't what I intended I was pleased with this reentry. Then last night I wanted to share some thinking for Poetry Friday and worked on making my writing small and to the point, remembering it doesn't have to be big and grand. I timed myself and wrote two pieces in 30 minutes. These pieces got my mind thinking about an article I might start drafting notes for. I always find switching grade levels frustrating when it comes to writing articles for Choice Literacy because I worry I don't have anything new to add to the field at this grade level but I'm working on overcoming this. I think all these feelings I had as a writer this week are natural and hopefully are a sign I'm back to writing with more consistency.