Lean…Dream/Do…Progress…Venture…Grow. This is my 5th anniversary writing “One Little Word.” Time flies!
After leaning towards my dreams, doing what it took to jump-start my new career and lifestyle, progressing/moving towards my goals, venturing out and taking action…I’m ready to grow.
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” The traditional interview question. I’d have to say that 5 years ago, I did see myself here — a reader, writer, lifelong learner, school librarian, mom, wife, grandma…Now I’m ready to grow.
(That was my post on January 1, 2019 — Almost a year ago!)
Did you forget about me? I never forgot, but I didn’t write on Tuesdays for Slice of Life this whole year. I’m guilty — put it on the backburner. How could I forget where I came from?
The team at Two Writing Teachers (http://www.twowritingteachers.org) are my friends and teammates; they have been since 2014. I’m going back. I miss them!
As I revisit my ONE LITTLE WORD for 2019, Grow, I realize that to grow you need to know where you came from. The “Slicers” have been my family as I’ve grown over the years, and even when I flew from the nest (this year), they asked about me (at #NCTE19) and now I’m flying home for the winter.
The dictionary defines “grow” as a verb — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance (dictionary.com). I have definitely grown this year in my experience as a librarian, lead reader, writer, and professional development presenter. I love where my career is taking me; I love what I do. I will make sure I share more here with my “Slicer” friends — this exciting adventure of growth and development.
December 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM
Jennifer, with grow as your one word, I will use it to explain our friendships that has grown over the years. I am thrilled to have met you and shared so many NCTE events, slices, and poetry with you. Here is a statistic to prove that you have grown as a writer. My post, Winter Through a Lens, with your image poem has now GROWN to a status of 10,022 hits since I shared it on Feb. 6, 2022. Imagine that! (https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2019/02/blog-post.html)
December 31, 2019 at 6:30 PM
WOW! That’s so cool! I was happy to share that image poem. It was one of my creative endeavors that turned out good!
Happy New Year!