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I'm back and I missed you.

It's been a great summer. I am transformed in so many ways. 
As a writer:
  • I joined a new community filled with writers
  • I went to writing workshops
  • I started developing a real freelance writing career
  • I turned myself into a bonafide writer
As a teacher:
I thought I would be sad to start planning my year because I thought it would make me feel like I wasn't pursuing my writing seriously enough, but I found that I missed my classroom and I can't wait to see those kids in September. My room is going to be transformed because are bonafide writer is now teaching them.

As a blogger:
So I'm very glad to be back and ready to connect. Starting Tuesday, August 18th, I plan to launch back into slice of life Tuesdays and poetry Fridays. I'm not committing to anything else right now because that's what caused my screeching halt.


  1. So glad you are back! Congratulations on all of your writing and this transformative summer! X

  2. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble here, but you were very much a writer before this summer...


    Love the squeaky clean newness of your blog, and love your blog title/mantra. Headed off to add you to my Feedly...although it's been so long since I visited the blogs I'm following there that I'm almost afraid of what I'll find!

  3. Oh, Wow! I am so excited you are back. OK, what are you going to post on DigiLit Sunday? Maybe all the ways you are now writing digitally or that writer/ teacher stuff?

  4. Kimberley,
    This just makes me smile. Writing in other placed is nice, but there is something special about having a space to call home.


  5. I am so glad you will be continuing to share Kimberley. I see we "run" in the same circles. I certainly feel lucky to know the teachers I have "met" here on FB, in the blogosphere and in person at conferences. Are you thinking of going to NCTE in Nov. ? I did not go last year, but think I might try this year. It is a fabulous conference. PS I second what Mary Lee has said! It is great to have the support, the ideas, the community one can find online. I am jealous that I did not have this in my teaching days. But I relish it still (I sub and volunteer etc.)
    Janet F. aka Janet Clare on FB
    (I am unintentionally someone who goes by multiple names....)

  6. Really glad to learn that you are going to be writing again! I missed your voice!


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