Thursday, June 7, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 4: Beyond The Blog

I don't think anyone starts a blog because they hate writing.  In fact, I would venture to say that most of us start our blogs in order to fill the need for written expression.  I, personally, haven't gotten to the point of finishing a full-fledged novel  yet but I definitely have aspirations as a writer and all-together literary person.

I've been writing almost as long as I've been reading and for me it is the most important creative outlet I have.  True, many times I look back at those old poems, short stories and diary entries and cringe,  but the truth is that at the time, they helped me get through some not so great stuff and celebrate some pretty amazing stuff.  

While I would love to be a novelist, I'm not sure that is the path I'm going to pursue in the near future.  More than anything else I want to be a teacher.  Being able to teach kids about literature and language and history is, for me, my biggest dream.   The impact that a good teacher has on the world is, I think, one of the greatest and most far-reaching things imaginable and I would to add "world-changer" to my resume.  


  1. Sounds like teaching would be a good fit for you :)

  2. I have nothing but the utmost respect for teachers. I'm not cut out for teaching, and I live in constant awe and gratitude for those who are.

    Great post! Here's my Armchair BEA Beyond the Blog post.

  3. Just think of all the reading challenges you can create for your students!

  4. Teaching sounds like a wonderful path!

  5. I agree with Lauren completely. It takes a rare kind of soul to be a teacher.