Why is it everytime I am motivated to blog, I suddenly clam up once I actually make it over here? Maybe because I know people MAY ACTUALLY READ what I am writing vs getting an occasional one hit visit from a lone spammer. Ah, those were the days. 😀
Ya. It’s been a series of openings for sure, this wild ride we call the #Kinderchat. And now suddenly 10 or so people will be uprooting themselves from their happy homesteads and coming to some kind of crazy #EdcampKinder meetup called “Dessert in the Desert” in Vegas, Baby, Vegas. 😀 I can’t quite wrap my head around it all, and perhaps thats for the best! Keep me busy with getting t-shirts and business cards and planning an itinerary and going to BlackBoard Collaborate virtual rooms to discuss whatever is next to discuss. So bizarre. I continuously ask, “how did I get here?”
Sometimes it’s like a day is a week and a week is a month! Recently, I had the extreme pleasure of visiting @ncingiser‘s school! I can’t tell you what a wonderful experience that was- I am still reeling and processing the visit and the wonderful people I met there. Nikki (@ncingiser) introduced to my new favorite band the Swingset Mamas! Nikki showed me such kindness and hospitality, I can’t quite say how grateful I am to her and her school for such a wonderful experience that day.
Even after almost 2 years of #Kinderchat, it feels as if I have walked into some alternate universe. An alternate universe I LOVE. An alternate universe where there is POSSIBILITY at every turn, INNOVATION around every corner, SURPRISES in invisible cardboard boxes and little golden TREATS somehow miraculously falling from the sky.
I still keep saying “I’m just a Kindergarten teacher.” To suddenly be visible and connected in a career thats invisible and isolated is, well, I can’t quite say all the way. It’s like you don’t know the freedom until you have it, I suppose. But thinking of being disconnected from my virtual world colleagues and friends is so not nice to think about!
I never could have expected the twists and turns this journey has taken. To be suddenly and continuously illuminated and surprised has been a gift to my mind and spirit. There are so many exciting things ahead! I am beyond excited to continue to work as hard as I can to help teachers, kids and people. I am excited to work as hard as I can to help foster friendships and work towards bringing more connectivity, real peace and understanding to both myself and others if I can.
I can never tell the #Kinderchat Thank You enough. Thank you for being curious, kind, willing, excited, fun, funny and full of love and happiness. You represent the best in teaching, learning and friendship.