Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Stand by

Wow, it has really been a while since I posted anything. Why? I dunno, I guess I just haven’t had the motivation. Maybe laziness or apathy. You know, I was sitting up last night and flicking through some old word files on lappy and I came across like three posts that I had written and then never posted. I sat there wondering why I hadn’t. My conclusion was that I had held myself to too high a standard. When I quit writing I had become frustrated with my posts. I felt like the words didn’t flow and that the subjects weren’t that good and that maybe I was getting stale. So, I re-read some of my old posts and realized that I was being too hard on myself. It isn’t like I had any fans, and I wasn’t going to be winning any blog awards. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I will start posting again. I may even post some of the ones that I never published.

That said; in the next couple of days I will post an old one about my schofield, with an epilogue so as to keep everyone up to date. Then I’ll finish up one I wrote about substitute teaching that I need to add a bit more to. After that I hope to start one about the band I’m in. Then…well…we’ll just see. I do feel a bit rusty. All this time not writing has had a serious toll on my style and candor on “paper”. I am somewhat eager to get going again too. Maybe to even revamp my page a bit, but let’s not get too crazy just yet. I would like to chronicle some stuff about my experiences leading up to the birth of my first kid. So, here I am throwing myself back in. Maybe this time for real.


mommyjolle said...

You've got a wealth of material to write about.
Obviously the substitute teaching should give you tons of rueful, insightful comments. It's easy for the world to heap criticism on the education system but only those in the trenches can accurately see the problems...both sides, the problems with teachers and administrators as well as the problems with students.
Of course, impending fatherhood should give you plenty of pause. It's an awesome, exciting, frightening and exhillarating prospect. Your emotions in the next 8+ months are going to run the gamut. You are going to find yourself observing children and fathers with much more intense interest as you try to figure out what kind of dad you want to be. It would be interesting for you to jot down your variety of emotions and then have them to re-visit as the reality of parenthood settles in.

Matthew Lumpkin said...

I am eagerly awaiting the substitute teaching one. I have been considering doing that at least once next year for the material alone.

I could probably tell by the blog you write on it if it would be worth my while to try it,