I woke up today, my mind churning with excitement. In three days, I’m on my way to Ohio State University for professional development. The other literacy coaches in our district and I are lucky enough to be given the privilege of going. Twice a year. It is like a spring breeze in the dead of winter. A time to recharge. A time to learn new things. A time to collaborate with others who understand the challenges of being a literacy coach.
I made my to-do list, longer than usual for a lazy Saturday. What fun I had crossing off item after item. Wash-check. Edit Franklin stories-check. Pay bills-check. Go to bank-check. Check, check, check. Today it seemed like fun and not drudgery-all because soon I’ll be there.
Here I sit near the end of this long, busy day. Here on the loveseat where I love to write my “slices”. Here. Though I struggled to begin; now my ideas are flowing. The same energy that propelled me through the tasks of the day seems to be making my fingers fly over the keys. Here I sit. Here I write. Soon, here with be there!