Even though I feel like I’m singing in the shower a lot of the time, I know that I have edu-blogger friends who wonder, at some point during an extended abesence of one of our number, what the hell happened to “So and so?”
In Blog Writing 101, we all learn never to apologize for absences or lack of something worth blogging about, right? It’s boring to read, and we’re embarrassed for our previously absent friend who can’t think of anything to do but apologize for being off the air, or say, “hey, I’m here saying that I have nothing to say.”
I suppose it all boils down to priorities — if you have a lot of them, blogging may not always rise to the top. If blogging is a big priority, you’ll be there. But we have limits on us imposed by just that…priorities. Not time, but priorities. (If anyone says they don’t have time, what they really mean is, it ain’t important enough.)
I don’t have any more pressing matters to attend to than the average retiree, besides running a tutoring business, consulting with school districts, serving on the board of ed, keeping my wife happy by doing my household chores, maintaining social relationships, writing a series of special reports that may be bundled as a book, and finally, learning that, like managing money, managing health has to be a personal issue, not downloaded to the first available expert.
My personal philosophy for dealing with stress (some call it “worry”) is to immediately solve the problem and neutralize the challenge (that includes getting outside help), or, if it’s out of my control, “fugedaboudit.” Totally. I detest feelings of anxiety.
Life is good and I’m looking forward to sharing more thoughts on education, radical as they may be. Thanks for sticking with me!