Today…

Today, I shared a little bit of my story with a student that I have been trying to reach for months. The way they lit up, and shared their vision of what I could do with this story gives me a special kind of hope that will possibly bridge the gap between their interests, and my teaching style.

To have known how easily fired up this one could be is something that I wish they all would share. On top of that, I shared their view with another of their peers – same result. The excitement to extend time with creative writing prompts and activities absolutely made my day, as well as brought about a chance for greater success.

Oh how I wish my natural self would ask the right questions more often.

With that little bit of run-on sentence excitement I am going to leave you and ponder the depth of possibilities that are now in front of me.

What new ideas and possibilities are you facing?

Hope they are plentiful and enjoyable.

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath

Holy Jehoshaphat!

Talk about time flying and my attention span diminishing to not a complete thing beyond teaching. So sorry world, but I do exist. This crazy thing called a writing adventure is still in the works, though I have taken a few weeks off to focus on the year starting. I meant to have a moment on or near the 11th to properly pay tribute, but the focus again was on what I wanted the kids to learn.

I have no major revelations to share, though I still hope each and all of you are taking a moment to relish your creative talents.

Wishing you all a blessed day and for those like me, a break from the annoying little bugs.

Take care one and all!

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

 

Kath

Holy Missed the Boat Batman…

I promised that I would write, and keep in touch better over the summer… LIES! All of it LIES!

Well… not all of it. I did write and meet my goal of 35,000 words not just before school starts (next week), but within 29 days in July. Whooo!

I have otherwise spent my time focused on decompressing, and planning for next week. I have big dreams and high hopes that are overlapping with maintaining the plans for what has been working with the younger troops.

I cannot wait to see how my ideas pan out, and hopefully have yet one more year that teaches me the joys of educating our youth. They never fail to amaze me.

Have a blessed and happy day!

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath

Happy 4th of July – Happy Summer Day…

Whichever suits you best. So far I have read roughly a book a day, been through Flash, Madame Secretary, and now am on Supernatural binge watching.

In July alone I’ve put together over 4500 words with a goal of 35000 for the month, and hope to hit closer to 80000 total – another 15, by mid August.

I am also working on gathering bits to create a fairy garden/ mini version of my creative world. 😀

Being a bum is my goal for summer because school will come round much too soon.

This is me decompressing and taking care of myself.

What are your favorite tools?

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath

NaNoWriMo July 19

Whoo! Time to get going with the writing. I have had a very productive two weeks with my writing, and now I have the perfect opportunity to put it into high gear.

The ideas, plans, and possibilities are endless so, here’s to a great month of writing.

… that is if I manage to keep the brain on writing rather than re-watching my shows. 😀

Hope all is well in the world out there.

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath

Little Things…

The little things in life are all too often the big things. In this case it was spending a few minutes here, or a phone call there to my Aunt Em and Uncle Tom. On Memorial Day, Tommy passed, but it was 91 1/2 glorious years of life that we had with him… well… 50 and 1/2 for me.

He was a fantastic uncle, father, brother, and grandfather. In ’46, he spent time in the Pacific with the Navy which is where he and I bonded with my interest in World War 2 history. Together, with dad working as liaison, we shared books, stories we found, and learned more about one another.

We don’t always have time on our side, but wow, what a fantastic ride. Celebrating his life also gave me a chance to see long lost cousins… or rather those I missed by a day or two for decades – literally decades…

No sad thoughts allowed, 91+ is a great life, so focus on celebrating those you have.

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath

Motivation and Writing

Now that I have half a minute to completely focus on my writing, I feel scattered. The website that I went to on a daily basis, (well… almost) and tracked my writing habits is shutting down. With that habit forming tool, I feel disconnected and frustrated. I know word will do the trick, but accountability – outside myself, is the key.

I’ve spent time searching for a replacement, but none work as this did and the ‘creature of habit’ in me is rearing its ugly head.  Hopefully my routine will shore up in the next couple of weeks so I can focus the rest of summer.

Any thoughts on your part are quite welcome!

To a peaceful and heartfelt Memorial Day!

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!

Kath