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Trying to Figure it All Out

January 9, 2013

So it’s the new year. Time to reflect on the old year and the year ahead. The ambitions, goals, wants and needs both professionally and personally. Thinking back when I started writing this blog it was purely for reflection. I never thought anyone would read it, and thank you so much if you are reading it now! To be honest that was always my biggest fear, biggest apprehension from starting a blog in the first place – Someone out there might actually read this! What developed as a fear quickly turned into appreciation and motivation. The comments and feedback I have received, I can honestly say I have learned so much. Looking back on older posts I can see this really was a journey, and still is. I have much to learn about writing and connecting. Much to learn about teaching.


So where to in 2013? I’m not one for New Years Resolutions and don’t do very well at strict ‘goal setting’. I will say I want and will aim to do these things in 2013:

  1. Give more time to my family
  2. Contribute to my PLN
  3. Be more patient
  4. Help others
  5. Be more explicit in my teaching and question what I am doing and why


These seem so simple yet for me fleeting. I think this is what I need to to better. How exactly I’m going to achieve this I’m not too sure, save for number 1. When I get home from work I put the technology away for  at least 2 hours and play with my kids. This is the hardest one for me.
So I’m at a bit of a crossroads trying to figure it all out. What to do next? I work with some great teachers, and there are so many inspirational educators out there in my PLN. I feel pretty honored to be connected with them.  Too many to mention but I am so glad in 2012, I met tweeps from #pypchat, #kinderchat #flatclass and recently #satchat. How can I contribute more? How can I add value to the conversation? These are questions I’m still asking myself.
So as 2013 goes on, I will reflect in this blog post. I hope my ‘having no plan as the plan’ works in achieving my goals.

Thanks for reading and good health to you in 2013.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tania permalink
    January 9, 2013 8:06 pm

    Agree with your sentiments. We were chatting in the corridor today and confirmed how sad it is that when we are busy or stressed it seems it is our families that are put last on the list of to-do. And yet – if we took 5, and a breath to cuddle, play and read a book – the stress levels would drop……why is it we put our work and study before our own little people?

  2. January 10, 2013 5:20 pm

    I didn’t really have plans for my blog either. One of the great things about not setting rigid goals is that you can enjoy the process and see where it all goes.

    In 2013 I intend to do a lot of listening and seeking to understand (perhaps a St. Augustine thing). I’m in a new place with new colleagues. I have a lot to learn from these great people.

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