08 Jan Slice of Life: #OLW 2019 #SOL19 #TWTBlog
Create was the best word for 2018. I created a book in March. I created a new relationship with my son as he left for college. I helped teachers create bookrooms and classroom libraries. I created a neighborhood garden. I created a new website, a webinar, and a YouTube channel. It was a year of many unknowns and many beginnings. Create helped me look for opportunities and possibilities.
There were signs throughout the year that confirmed this was the word for me. Fran McVeigh pointed out the word creating was in the title of my book. I found a necklace with the word
To the inspiration:
To the message:
I love everything about this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the text is rhythmic and poignant. I have returned to this simple text again and again throughout the year. It has a place on my desk so it is within reach whenever I need to be reenergized. It has become a muse of sorts for me.
I have also loved sharing this book with teachers and students. It is a book
2018 has come to a close and I look to this book to guide me in 2019. When I reflect on my #OLW blog post from last year, it is clear to me that I was looking for a word to guide me through the changes that lie ahead. What If… reminded me that asking what’s possible is the best way to create. When we wonder we open up opportunities that we never imagined. Berger, in his book A More Beautiful Question, defines a beautiful question as, “an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something, and might serve as a catalyst to bring about change.” (2014) This got me thinking more about questions,
I really wanted my one little word to be what if, but it is two little words. I started to rethink my choices and then I reread Debbie Miller’s new book, What’s the Best That Could Happen? My OLW was right there waiting for me:
Happy 2019 Everyone! Clare
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