Someone asked me the other day why I was writing this blog as opposed to a journal or something. Why does it need to be posted publicly?
The answer is that I don’t know. In truth I do write a journal… And, trust me, the stuff in there will never be read by anyone other than yours truly. But the stuff that I am posting? These are things that I think about, that are important to me, that I think will make others laugh or consider their own lives.
When I was in PDP we had to do a weekly reflection for the whole year. Once per week (Sundays at 6pm) a one page summary of what we had learned that week was due. It could be one thing. It could be many. Whatever stuck with you. Most people hated these. I loved them. I looked forward to writing them. I spent hours on each one, researching (I’m a sucker for research), and writing. It was my favourite part of the week and the thing that I think taught me most about myself as I became a teacher.
I can’t say it any better than this so why try?
Writing helps me to put my thoughts into order. It makes me realize what I think, believe, want. I’m an open book anyways (ask me anything and I’ll give you an honest answer) so why not put it out there in this form? I need lots of quiet time to reorganize my brain at the end of the day (hello introvert) and this is the perfect way to help with that.
I hope that people find it interesting, or applicable, or that it makes them laugh. Honestly if I could give y’all a giggle on a bad day I’ll have succeeded.
The truth is that I’d be writing it even if no one was reading. Simply because I like it.