Friday, June 24, 2011

A new focus (if it lasts)

Well, another school year has come and gone, and it is summer break again!

This school year was a big one for me, because not only did my baby go to Kindergarten, but I also became a "working mom."

I went back to work as a middle school science teacher after ten years of being home with my children! What a change it was. I figured it would be interesting to write about my adventures back in the classroom, this time with a family at home, so I thought it would revitalize my blogging efforts.

Obviously, it was not to be.

I was swamped. Many times, in fact, I felt like I was drowning. This year was HARD WORK. I did not get much sleep (!!) and was never even close to logging into blogger.

Enough about that. It's summer now, I made it through the school year, and now I have a year's worth of lesson plans at the ready. Next year I will take on a few more responsibilities at work, but I'm feeling good about it. Last summer I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to start getting lessons ready, but this summer I am giving myself a break!

I am hoping to be able to make this the SUMMER OF READING!

I love to read, but it has been many years since I was able to carve out a spot for books in my life. I want to reintroduce myself to reading this summer!

Not only that, I'd love to reacquaint myself with this here blog.

I am going to give the blog a new focus and write reviews of the books I read this summer. We'll see if I manage it, but it's a good goal. I might write reviews of movies, TV shows, etc. as well.

Sounds like a plan, Stan!


smalltownmom said...

Good plan!

Jen on the Edge said...

Argh. I'm only just now realizing that you're back to blogging. My bad. I'm so happy to see you here again!