“I have spread my dreams…”

"I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."  -W.B. Yeats I have been thinking about dreams a lot lately, dreams, and goals, and plans, and the future in general.  My own and other people's.  Life's work and life's worth.   Can your dreams ever be just too … Continue reading “I have spread my dreams…”

“Many of life’s failures…”

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison Happy Saturday, Everyone!   I found this quote today on a blog, http://www.successforrealpeople.wordpress.com, and it got me thinking!  Of course I thought about my own successes, but also my students'.  I … Continue reading “Many of life’s failures…”

Keeping track of 1,000 words a day…

Keeping track of 1,000 words a day is much more difficult than I thought it would be.  I have been writing every day, but I haven't necessarily kept count of the words.  I think that's actually okay, because keeping count at least got me to recognize the threshold of where I wanted to be and … Continue reading Keeping track of 1,000 words a day…

1,000 Word Pledge Update – So far, so good.

I think this goal is going to work out really well for me.  (Two days is a considerable indicator, right?)  Well, I wrote 601 words for the novel and 409 words for the thesis today.  That's over the 1,000 mark and now anything else that I might do is just extra.  I also like getting … Continue reading 1,000 Word Pledge Update – So far, so good.

“It seems to me that people…”

"It seems to me that people have vast potential.  Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.  Yet most people don't.  They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." - Philip Adams How true!  As a teacher, perhaps I am … Continue reading “It seems to me that people…”