We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
I tell my writing group that every day I come to the page with an anxiousness. One member is surprised.
“Your book was so raw,” she says.
“Yeah, and I wrote it because journaling was the major way I got through my overwhelming anxiousness. And this was the result,” I reply.
When I tell people I’m a writer, something I have only recently been able to say, they ask me what I write. I’m not sure, I tell them. I need a better answer.
And what are you working on now, Laura?
I”m writing reflections from the classrooms I visit. I write about the children, the teacher behaviors, the setting, the subject matter, the interactions. Whatever seems to connect with me.
I write to see what I’m thinking. I write to move through the obvious. I write because it’s how I learn. I write because when I don’t, I’m even more anxious.
Will this be a book?
I don’t know. For now it is the way I gather new ideas and information for our weekly seminars.