I want to write everyday. Blog everyday. Exercise everyday. Mediate everyday. Read volumes of brilliant literature or any of the hundreds of great books I have that will make me a better educator and person…everyday. Be a mindful mother. Play. Walk. Do Yoga.
And that’s just what I want to do everyday. That doesn’t count the 101 projects I have on the go…all inspirational things that feed my passions – a book of poetry for Mia, stories about runaway cupcakes for Madison, a peace charter, the fledgling research proposal for my PhD application…and the list goes on and on. In fact, my husband jokes about my ongoing list of “things to do.”
Yet, I find myself resisting. Not so much by not doing anything, but in doing too many things at once. In being unable to focus. Currently, I have cut back from the five books I was reading to just two, and wow, what a difference it has made.
Part of my “scattered,” I think, is the result of a hugely busy school year. Leadership and teaching is being able to juggle numerous porcelain plates without dropping them, and even when we do it well, what we lose is our ability to slow down and focus.
And so this summer, as I transition from one place to the next, I am going to take some time for mindful reflection and sharing, and I’ll be using this space to download some of my “scattered.”
I believe we should be sharing and learning together, and so I am going to use this blog to share some successes and failures, reflect upon the past year, and generate new ideas. Essentially, I am going to use this blog as a way to remain mindful, practical and reflective. Hold me to it as I embark upon my 30/30 plan – 30 posts for 30 days of reflection.