Sixteen drafts

I have sixteen drafts on my blog. Sixteen pieces of writing sitting there, waiting to be published. Sixteen pieces of writing I never finished. Sixteen pieces I gave up on. At least sixteen times I’ve gone to write something on my blog and I quit. I fell short. I stopped myself out of fear of reflecting publicly.

During one of my twitter sessions, I read about how blogging is for the writer, no one else. It’s reflecting. Rarely will others read what I’m writing. Yet, sixteen times I stopped because I was afraid of what others would think of my writing. Others that don’t even exist. It’s kind of sad.

No more. I’m publishing my reflections regardless of the quality. This is for my improvement.


I wrote that 2017 was my year of less. So far, I still try to do too much- or rather I’ve shifted from doing too much to worrying about doing too little.

I haven’t checked twitter in a few days.

Completely forgot about Voxer.

What blog?

Daily writing….right.

Sometimes when I’m driving my mind bounces from one thing to another that I “should” have done. It’s quite annoying but something that I’m learning to avoid. There will always be something that I can’t do, or that I forget to do. I can only do so much. It’s okay if I miss something.

2017. My Year of Less

 

If I were a character in a video game, under weaknesses in the character description it would say “Tries too much too fast”. Though I’m sure most of us have this problem.

Even though I know I can’t do it all, I still try. Sometime most educators can relate to. I need to let go of the idea that I’ll be able to do it all…..or at least keep reminding myself that I can’t.

My one little word for 2017 is less. Do less so I can focus on more.

As an educator, there’s so much I want to do or improve. Most of the time I try something new out of excitement. I’ll see something posted on Twitter or read it in an article/book and think “woah, this needs to happen”. Next thing I know I’m moving things around to try and fit this new thing in. Or I let doubt consume me and convince me that I need to change/improve some aspect of teaching right away.

This year I want to do less. I want to slow things down and focus more intently on improving certain aspects before moving to something new. While it’s good to try new things, its counterproductive to try too many things.

2017. My year of less.