I think this was my favourite of the first 3. Have picked up the 4th too. Though I need to finish Hidden Potential first…
Finished reading: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs 📚
A friend bought me the book when she left. I started it but for reasons, I didn’t finish it. Now i feel i should.
We didn’t give up our dreams or our ambitions when we had kids, but we did give up the right to be wholly selfish. We have other people, other priorities to consider now. It’s not that we’re tied down, it’s that we’re rooted, we are balanced out. We can make better decisions now–decisions not just for ourselves but for the whole family.
Between teaching and family. It’s a lot right now. At work from 7:30-5:30. Walk in the door and then Lyra walks out the door.
As, I’ve said before I’m definitely a better teacher because I’m a parent but damn if it isn’t hard sometimes.
Research by the University of Plymouth and Nottingham Trent University, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, found that many people who took to sharing, discussing and writing poetry as a means to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic experienced “demonstrable positive impact on their wellbeing.”
“Be the person you needed when you were younger”. -Ayesha Siddiqi
One of my favourite newsletters, always makes me think.
Also, Elise ends the episode with a song.
I definitely think I’d recover sooner from general cold, viruses etc if I didn’t have kids. The additional stress has to be a factor.
Enjoyed the reminder this post on on Metafilter about Concerts by Cercle. They do DJ sets in impressive locations.
Currently reading: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs 📚
Third book in the series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Perhaps my favourite.
Interesting discussion about teaching reading.
We Can Be Heroes is the follow up film to Sharkboy and Lavagirl, which I haven’t watched, but Elise and I watched it this morning in bed.
It was terrible I thought but Eise LOVED it. With that said, I was happy to watch so it can’t have been that bad. Decent cast too! 🎬
Not feeling overwhelmed today. A strange feeling. The metaphor i had in mind was that I was forcing myself to step back from a downward slope. So instead of gathering speed, I’m standing still.
Another early, short walk. This time listening to to Alt-J. It’s not 7am and I have been up for two hours. This will not last. I am enjoying it though.
A concise post about what teachers can be thinking about in the lessons.