You would think this would be an easy task for someone who is surrounded by letters all day everyday.
You would think choosing a topic would be easy especially since I teach kidlets day in and day out the basics of writing.
You'd also think that I would be able to generate some kind of schedule seeing as I lesson plan each week...day...hour.
But as I sit here getting ready for the task I've signed up for, I find myself getting anxious. It conjures up memories.
Memories of cramming for exams in college.
Memories of hoping my name wouldn't be called to answer a question in class.
Memories of not having my homework done. Yikes!
But the biggest memory is that of knowing that I have been a writer for a very long time and that the very first award I ever won for writing was a $50 savings bond...I received for writing an essay...in front of the television...the night before the essay was due!
You see I suffer from procrastination-itis. Those that suffer from this malady understand that some of our best writing comes when we are under pressure. Of course along with that comes the questioning after-thought, "Hmmm...wonder how much better that writing could have been if I had actually planned it out?"
It's a dilemma. But, well it's not something I want to try super hard at trying to change right at this point in my journey. So, with that, this Teacher is revealing that yes, I do have some posts in the works. But truthfully, I may just be asking the wisest people I know...the wee folk...this question everyday.
"So friends, what should we write about today that starts with the letter...?"
But when I really look at it...I have an advantage after-all!