Blogging 24-7

I don’t know what the deal is, but I can’t seem to shut off my brain …

Is it because I have been ill and in so much pain, I’m not able to sleep?

Is it because of the lack of stimulation of my brain the last 7 months staying at home?

Is it because of the excitement for new learning I am gaining every day and the need to reflect on my own learning – in the present and past?

Or, perhaps it is just mommy-brain, from having a 6 month old, and knowing that if I don’t write it down, I will forget what I want to write in my next blog post.

Perhaps it is the Twitter Honeymoon I am going through. Is there such a thing?  Will this excitement for learning from my colleagues wane?  Will my priorities shift? When I get over this strep throat, will I have more pressing things to do and think about?

Whatever it is, I find myself carrying a notebook with me wherever I go, wherever I plant myself, even next to my bed at night.  I have actually woken up in the middle of the night to write down some of my thoughts and ideas for future blog posts or future searches I want to do online.

I like to think of my excitement, my energy, my new-found hobby as being part of my commitment to Life Long Learning.  Part of my love of learning.  Part of my geek-ness, perhaps.

As my blog is titled, It’s All About Learning!

So, fellow bloggers, do you do the same?   Or, am I just crazy?  OK, maybe don’t answer that question!

Happy Blogging!  Happy Learning!

About Tia M. Dawson

There are many things that define who I am as a person. First of all, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children! I can not express how fortunate we are to have our children in our life! Secondly, I am an elementary educator who recently returned to the classroom after 12+ years as an elementary school administrator. Lastly, I am passionate about helping others, learning about abuse, helping others in abusive relationships, and helping others understand their worth.
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3 Responses to Blogging 24-7

  1. YES! I signed up for twitter in October but only really took a look at it at the end of the school year. Now I can’t stop thinking about it! I really connected with you thinking up ideas in bed. I have ALWAYS used July as a month to “forget about” school…NEVER have I spent so much of my first month of holidays thinking about lesson plans, blog posts, school goals, class goals, long range plans and professional growth plans.

    So … YES…I do it too. Looking forward to sharing with you more in the future. Thanks for the post.

    • T. Henriksen says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Marci and for commenting on my blog post. I am glad I am not alone in my inability to turn off my brain! I think many educators are like this, actually. Well, I hope they are.
      I had a look at your blog. I look forward to reading more about your learning this year! It shall prove to be an interesting year, I’m sure – for us both!

  2. PrincipalJ says:

    You’re not the only one, I always have a hard time shutting my brain down. I enjoy learning all the time and even download podcasts or audio books to listen to while I’m exercising or just cleaning the house, I have said “I learned that from twitter” so many times that a staff member said she thinks it will be on my gravestone!

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