Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
Today’s the day, whatever that might mean.
First I will go for a yearly check in with my oncologist. This is the seventh anniversary of being breast cancer free.
Then I will visit an anxious intern in her high school classroom. I know she’s anxious because she has talked about it with her supervisor and me several times. Today I will see what those words might mean.
Afterwards I will take my spiffy new computer (she needs a name) to a coffee shop to tap out a story from this experience.
This, or something like this, is what I have really wanted to do for a long time.
1. Thirty years ago I was advanced to candidacy in a Ph.D. program. I wanted to teach teachers. But I quit before I wrote the dissertation.
2. Ten years ago I completed a collection of stories from my own classroom. They reside in my writing room on a shelf.
3. Today I will write again. This time it will include academia, my own classroom and the experiences from the teachers I teach.
With love and inspiration.