I'm going to be honest. I've been nervous about posting this because I know a lot of times people post something like this & just lose a bunch of followers because people aren't interested. But I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm just burnt out on blogging & I have been for a while. I think it all began when I started my student teaching last fall and basically went back to work. Then this summer I thought I'd get all back into blogging like I did last year when I was staying home with Isis, but the opposite has happened. I'm even less interested.
I think part of the problem is that I'm hugely intimidated by people like Melissa from Dear Baby, Kelle from Enjoying the Small Things and even Adriel from The Mommyhood Memos (although this will be the first she's heard of it). I just don't have the time to put into my blog to create wonderful posts with great pictures and thoughtful commentary on my life or things I notice in Isis' life like they all do. Every time I read their blogs, I just think "mine completely pales in comparison this, so why do I even bother?" It's not that I'm not on the internet anymore. I'm still keeping up with my Google Reader & the 121 blogs I regularly follow on there. I've also recently gotten into Pinterest, which is just such a fun way for me to organize all these things I'm finding online. But when it comes to sitting down and crafting a post like I used to, the motivation just isn't there.
I'm hoping that one day it comes back, and there are definitely days when I feel like I have something to say - and on those days, I will post. So I guess this is just my way of saying I'm still here, I'm still reading all of your stuff - although not commenting as much as I used to - and I will post when I really have something to say. But in the meantime, I'm hanging out with Isis, Lewis and planning out all my future classroom fabulousness!
That is one thing I have a post planned for in the near future: my classroom. I did get a job in 4th grade at the elementary school where I did my student teaching and long-term sub. I am so excited about it! It's a school I basically spent most of the last year in, so I am comfortable with the building, their procedures and their staff. I made some great friends there and I actually feel really honored to be a part of their team. I have high expectations for myself next year and high hopes for my class! I've posted before about how I feel about teaching and the kind of teacher I want to be, so I'm spending all my time trying to make sure I'm planning a classroom environment where my students are set up for success! So that's taking a lot of my time lately, too.
I really do appreciate all of you who are still reading. I've heard from several of you! Hopefully I'll see you around the blogosphere! :) I'm hoping I'll be motivated enough to post at least once a week if I really have something to say. At least through the summer I'm trying to post about my CSA stuff.
In the meantime, here are a few blogs that are posting regularly & I just can't stop reading!