Thursday, January 22, 2009

First

Well, I finally did it. After 3 months of thinking of posts in my head (since my 4th daughter was born) I finally decided to take the plunge and try blogging. I'm nervous and I have no idea what I am doing but I guess that is what my computer savvy husband is for.



I'm not sure why anyone would want to read about my life but I have decided that my writing is not about that. It seems that I have always had a lot to say (I always got in trouble in school for talking too much) and now I have a way to say it.



Today when I was working with a student we were writing about creativity and I realized something about myself. When I was growing up I never labeled myself creative. I still have a hard time using that word to describe me but I am showing more creativity than I ever thought I would. I knit, I have learned to make jewelry, I have painted-in the past, and now I would like to write. That's kind of a reason I chose this name for the blog. Besides the fact that I am a teacher (more on that later) and I ask students to fill in the blanks, I felt like there was a deeper meaning to this title. It makes me think of an empty palette or blank slate that I can fill in however I choose. Being a teacher is so much a part of who I am, but I want to be able to explore other parts of me as well.

3 comments:

Yitzy said...

Elisha, I'm glad you are finally moving forward and started blogging!!!!So instead of talking to each other, we'll just write our thoughts on our blogs, huh? :)

Love,
Yitzy

savorit said...

I AM SO EXCITED!! Welcome to the blogosphere, sis. You will come to be addicted, just as I am. So proud of you for taking this step, and totally jealous that your blog looks so good right out of the gate. Can I borrow your computer savvy hubby for a bit? xoxo, Mi

Rach said...

YEAH!!!!! YOu started a blog!!!!! So happy!!!!!!!