About this blog

The intention of this blog is to create a more public space for me to share my writing. In making it public, I hope to hold myself accountable to the rules I’ve created for myself to write daily. I also hope to open a space for commentary on the writing that will help me feel more like I’m writing to participate in a conversation and less like I’m writing into a black hole. I hope you’ll join me from time to time.

“The problem with hording is you end up living off your reserves. Eventually, you’ll become stale. If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish….Somehow the more you give away, the more comes back to you.”

–Paul Arden

as quoted in

Show You Work: by Austin Kleon.

In an effort to avoid hording my words and work so that more comes back to me, I’m creating some designated spaces in my blog to explore different types of writing. It is not an attempt to fragment my identity or to unnecessarily categorize my work, but rather it is an attempt to show myself that all my writing ideas, interests and attempts can co-exist and occupy a shared space. There is room in my world and on this blog for everything. The more I let it out of my head, the more room there will be to create something new. And, if I let you, the reader, know generally what categories the post may relate to, you may find that somewhat useful if there’s a topic you might want to explore too. For now, the categories are very broad…stuff related to teaching, stuff related to reflecting on my time with students, stuff related to being a mom, and stuff related to trying to live an undivided life.