Posted by shelburns on December 31, 2008
Everyone around the blogosphere is doing wrap up posts where they are listing the books they’ve read in the past year, what they’ve done, changes they’ll make, etc. Since I just started blogging seriously in September, I’m not going to list what I’ve read, because, to be honest, I didn’t do a very good job of keeping track. Note to self, starting tomorrow, I need to do that!
Personally, this has been a trying year at our house and I’m glad that it is over. Next year has to be better! We lost both of my husband’s parents this year, and that was the hardest thing I’ve had to go through with hubby since we were married. My in-laws were in and out of the hospital since January. My mother-in-law went to be with the Lord in April, and my father-in-law followed her in June. Needless to say, the 1st six months of ’08 were pretty much a blur for us. We are still not back to normal, but every day gets a little better and a little easier.
I moved out of the classroom this year and into a Reading Specialist role, which I am learning to love. There are days when I miss the classroom, but I sure don’t miss the paperwork, grades, etc. This is just one more step toward where I desire to be, a leadership position in a school.
As for blogging, I’m so glad that I took on this wonderful new venture in my life. It has been so refreshing! I love sharing my thoughts about books and reading with others. I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and know that I will continue to meet others as this blog grows. I will be making changes in ’09, like moving my blog to Blogger or WordPress. Edublogs was a great way to start, but I would like to do so much more with this blog, that I can’t do here. I will keep you updated as to when that will happen as I have to have help to get it done because I am still new to all of this and not sure how to do it all by myself. Reviews will continue and hopefully be more frequent as I’m getting faster and know how to post for a later date.
Authors and publishers – thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in a new book blogger and sending me books to read and review. I never dreamed that starting out I would get such a great response. I love working with you and hope that we can continue to share the love of reading with others.
Blogger buddies – thank you for all your advice and encouragement as I got started with Write for a Reader. You will never know how very much you helped me. You continue to inspire me as I visit your blogs and gain ideas and knowledge from each of you. I have many new friends, whom I’ve never met face to face, but who are there for me none the less.
Readers of this blog – thank you for stopping by, commenting, and reading my posts. There are times when I wonder if anyone is reading what I write, but then you comment about what I’ve written, and I know you’re out there! I hope that you will continue to stick around and enjoy Write for a Reader in ’09.
Are you glad that this year will be behind you or are you sorry to see it go? See you all in the New Year!