OMG - That's pretty scary!
Will people be interested in what I have to share? Does this make sense? How does everything flow? Have I spelled all the words correctly? What about my punctuation; would Professor Cawley be proud of me, or is she cringing as she reads this?!?!
Then I stop to think: Isn't this what our students go through EVERY SINGLE DAY as we ask them to pick up a pencil and put it to paper?!?! Don't we reassure them that their writing is important, and we want to read what they compose?!?! Don't we encourage them to share their inner thoughts and let their voices be heard?!?! Don't we let them know that spelling and conventions aren't important at the beginning - as long as they are working on the meaning of their story?!?!
If I am asking students and staff to be vulnerable everyday as they go through the writing process, then I can do it, too!
So, starting tomorrow, you will get a better glimpse into who I am and what's going on in my brain and my life. Are you ready to take that journey with me?!