It’s Day 1 and I can’t help it, I’m excited! A very different feeling from last year. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
As I’ve been reading through the Two Writing Teachers posts on ways to get ready for the March Challenge, I read a tip to help writers get started on Day 1: Introduce yourself. So I figured I would do just that.
Aloha! My name is Lehua and yes, I was born and raised here in Hawaii. I’d like to say sunny Hawaii, but we have not had sunny weather in awhile, which is pretty unusual. I am a wife, a mom and a teacher. Most times not in that order. Of these three roles I play, I have been a teacher the longest – and yet I am not close to being a “master” in any of these roles. I’m pretty sure I never will and that’s okay with me.
I was a Special Education teacher for 7 years until I entered into my current role: a Literacy Teacher/Coach. I’ve been working at this role for the last 10 years. I love my job. I always have. But I do miss having my own classroom. Though I love working with teachers, my heart will always be with the kiddos.
I love to read and I LOVE to write. When I happened upon the Two Writing Teachers last year, I hemmed and hawed about joining for a good two weeks. It took me almost 3 days to submit the form and actually commit. This year was different. After being here for the last year, this time around, I was excited! I’m excited to be a part of a community of people who choose to be here, who are dedicated to this craft, are passionate about teaching, but most of all, who have been so very welcoming and encouraging. Whether near or far, everyone has been wonderful.
I am thankful. I am blessed. And I am excited to be back!
Anyone else ready and excited?