Fall down seven times, stand up eight.~Japanese Proverb
I hate to admit it, but I think it's insecurity. I wouldn't call myself a perfectionist, but I am a rather harsh critic of anything I write. It's just so permanent. I agonise over word choice and struggle to strike a tone that I am comfortable with sharing. Too personal? Too formal? To much slang? To much #edtech jargon? Every time I write an item for the school newsletter I am stressed - I worry about clarity, spelling, grammar, interest, length... and something that should take ten minutes morphs into an hour long ordeal. So I probably shouldn't be surprised that I've managed to put off writing a blog post for 10 months!
So what's changed (this time)? Nothing, really. Just getting up again. Though, each time I fail at this blog I feel I gain a little insight. This time I am going to try and kick start forming the blogging habit with the help of the Reflective Teaching blogging challenge. The name appealed to me ;-) and I know I need some help. So, here goes for Day 1, my hope is after the 30 days I'll no longer need the crutch.
Day 1: My Goals
The original challenge is for the start of the school year, so I am adapting this somewhat to align to my goals for 2016.
Image Credit: Start by JakeandLindsay on Flickr CC-BY-2.0; Goals created with PixTeller