Now that the formality of the application and interview are over, the project is underway, (and you can’t change your mind about whether I belong here or not)…
I am in a very different place than most, if not all, in the writing project. I am here because I really don’t like to write. It is a laborious task for me. I don’t like to write, but I am teaching kids to LOVE writing. I realize, because children are smart, that it must shine through from time-to-time no matter how hard I may try to disguise it. If I am laying a foundation for an enjoyment of lifelong writing, I want to learn to love to write.
I think the biggest obstacle I will have to overcome is my lack of confidence. I don’t feel I know how to write well. Regardless of how true that may be, I know writing will continue to be a huge chore that I won’t enjoy until I get beyond that point.
I am very honored to be a part of this project and in the company of the talented educators that make up the group. Thank you for giving me this chance to improve myself and, in turn, the children I work with.