Sometimes I miss my first blog. The one I made first a few years ago. The one that I dipped my toe into the blogging pool for. It was the one that set me on my way and opened the door to so many wonderful blogging finds and friendships.
I began as First Grade and Fence Post. That was how I came to know the Slice ofLife Community, how I learned about so many wonderful writers and teachers.
It was me.
It was where I put the words of my children’s and student’s lives. It was where I wrote about my learning, living, and love of writing. It was where I met such people as Linda, Elsie, Michelle, Ruth and Christy, and so many more. These people welcomed me and helped me grow.
But then I changed and so did my blog. I wanted to grow and venture into the fast paced world of “teacher blogs.” And oh it was fun. I discovered Teeny, the Parade, Made for 1st Grade, and so, so many more. I learned from them as well, and grew in other ways.
I have grown and I have changed as we all do from time to time. And yet lately I find myself coming back full circle and back to my roots. I am still that fence post forever grounded in the love of writing. But now I live at Storybook Café and it’s ok.
I continue to grow and learn from such amazing friends, and find a few more along the way.
I have found new blogs that inspire me and make me think such as Firefly Trails and Teaching Young Writers.
Whether fence posts or storybook I am still the same person, the same blogger, and the still the same gatherer of words, friends, and blogs.
And I am glad.
My smile today comes from my bestest friends’ student teacher. We had a luncheon for Mr. Principal today for “bosses day” and she told me MY potato soup was much better than the Pioneer Woman’s! Woot Woot!