I feel a little sheepish sometimes. I wonder why it is I blog and why I feel the need to share my ventures in such a public way and then I remember. When I first started writing I took a lot of heat from a certain person about putting myself out here as if I needed the feedback and the accolades to feel better about myself. The truth is I do feel better about myself now than I ever did before. I think it's lonely to be a woman. My toddler is not much into patting me on the back to show her appreciation, and sometimes everyone hates dinner but me. There are days when I see only small people, whether it be in my classrooms or here at home, and they need me to be their cheerleader not the other way around. When I come here and share my triumphs and struggles I get instant feedback. Big horas and shouts of support abound, and it matters to me that I am connected to you in this way.
I am emboldened by your support and ever so thankful for the time you take to share your ideas and feedback with me. It makes a big difference. I am certainly guilty of drive-by blogging lately, but whenever I receive your comments I am empowered by them, so thanks. A girl couldn't ask for a more supportive community to share her dreams with.