As I reflected HERE in August, my OLW – confident – was pushing me well. “You can do it, just be confident” was a great mantra!
As 2019 comes to an end, I am proud of so many things I accomplished.
As I end the year, I must thank my OLW.
As an educator:
I confidently made a presentation at the Virginia State Reading Association conference on writing about reading in March.
I confidently prepared and led literacy leaders in August during a 2-day Literacy Academy in my district.
I confidently opened in November the NBCT email that read “Congratualtions! You have renewed your National Boards”.
I confidently made two presentations at the 2019 NCTE conference in Baltimore.
I confidently started tracking my food and exercise (Thanks Noom) and feel healthy and notice clothes fitting much better!
I confidently wrote every day in March, most Tuesdays and once a month with my two writer friends.
I confidently read 52 books (Thanks Goodreads).
I confidently traveled to Lexington, KY, Tulum, Mexico, PA, Newark, NJ and NY.
Looking ahead to 2020, I am pondering the idea of listening more in the present moment. I got the idea for my 2020OLW from an off-Broadway show called Now.Here.This.
As it becomes 2020, I do want to be HERE…NOW…to hear…to listen…to reflect…to confer…to guide…
I think I am picking a homophone for 2020 – hear/here!
How about you?