It's Tuesday and I'm linking up with Ruth and Stacey at The Two Writing Teachers for the weekly Slice of Life Challenge! You should too!
I wasn’t going to slice today. I just wasn’t feeling it. I’ve been reading all the wonderful slices about the All Write and I was sad, jealous, bummed. That was my great place. That was my amazing trip and PD a few years ago, and now everyone was there but me. It wasn’t fair. I could have met Elsie and Ruth- Christy and Linda, and so many others... but I didn’t get to-I had to stay here.
But then I started reading the slices. “Listening” to the stories of their trip and learning, and as usual these ladies are so warm and welcoming it felt as if I was there, felt as if I once again was experiencing the conference of a lifetime.
They are so open and share so well their learning that I felt as if it was my learning as well. The pictures, thoughts and stories they shared conjured up the amazing trip Hadley, hubby and I had taken three summers ago to Indiana, and so I smiled, and laughed and continued to read.
I am not an Indiana teacher, but the experience I took from this conference that summer has made me a better teacher, a better writer, and a better learner. And thanks to some special slicers I get to learn from it this year too.
Thank you ladies for bringing me along on your journey, maybe next year I can be there in person and come face to face and heart to heart with you lovely slicers, mentors, and friends.
You can read all about my great summer at the All Write in 2011 here (my first blog)