As educators, we put so much of ourselves into our teaching lives. We are not only teachers, but also nurses, coaches, referees, mentors, therapists, and even sometimes parents for our students. We buy books and supplies for our classroom with our own money. We spend much of our free time learning how to do our jobs better by searching blogs and reading websites.
And through all of this, we sometimes forget about taking care of ourselves and our own lives.
This past Monday night, we held our monthly #TeachWrite Twitter chat. Our topic was “Being a Goal-Getter in 2018.” The response to our chat was beyond our wildest dreams. We had more first-time visitors that we could count and over 1,000 tweets were shared. (If you missed the chat, you can read the Storify archive here.)
Why is this so exciting?
Because it shows that many of us are taking the pledge to spend some time on ourselves in the new year by working on ourselves and our own writing lives.
Not sure if writing is for you? Don’t think you have enough time in your day for writing? It doesn’t take much time or effort to write a little every day. Even as much as five minutes works!