I couldn’t believe it had been nearly 2 years since I last posted on this blog! And what a 2 years it has been.
I have transitioned from the point of throwing in the towel and walking away from teaching all together, to finding a new tribe and renewing my passion for music education. But with any new start, there is a time of adjustment and ‘finding your feet’. A time when there is very little more one can do other than focus on the work at hand and survive.
So, 2 years on and I’ve got that little ol’ voice singing in my head again – urging me to write and continue this side of my journey now that other parts are more ‘in order’.
At first I thought I’d need to relaunch my blog – start fresh with a different feel and a different message, but after re-reading my past blogs, I realised that my message is the same.
I still want to inspire creativity and innovation in education.
I still want to provide resources for teachers – especially music educators – to invigorate their practices.
I still want to share real stories of hope in what can be an overwhelming and sometimes thankless job.
I still want to keep it real.
And I want to hear from you.
I want to hear your stories and your ideas on how you find moments of joy, creativity and innovation. Things you do for self-care and survival. And not just in teaching or at work because these are not the ‘be all and end all’. It might be taking time to sit and read the junk mail or purposefully leaving your laptop at work one night so you aren’t tempted to check your emails after hours or standing outside in your pjs watering the garden.
I’m looking forward to re-lighting my fire and sharing this journey with you.