Thursday, July 10, 2008
What lovely surprises!
I started my blog a little half heartedly, not sure I had anything worth saying or putting out for the blogging world to see, but I have been so very moved by the response and comments that I have received. For the first time in my life I feel as though others could see what I have seen and felt and responded because they have seen and felt the same things. I have always written because trying to put into words all the things that I felt -- good and bad -- was the only way I had of working through the hurts or expressing the joy and excitement that I felt at any given time. I truly never considered myself talented enough to succeed at writing although that was the only real passion that I had. Not that I didn't love teaching because I did. I loved trying to reach inside each of my students to help them find their dream, their passion and to encourage them to reach for it in ways I was too frightened to follow. It may have come late in my life, it won't result in bookstore appearances, but it has brought a joy, an excitement that I never thought I would experience -- at least in this life. And, isn't life full of wonderful surprises when we least expect them? To all of you who have responded to me and my thoughts, thank you!