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.