This morning I started pondering the ever-growing “to post” list of ideas I’ve captured via Evernote notes and iPhone pictures. I’ve gotten inspired by school happenings that I want to post to one good thing, by lessons that I want to review and refine, and by “math in real life” that I find intriguing…only to lose momentum when I get distracted by another lesson to plan, another set of papers to grade, or something else that I think needs more attention than the reflection and writing processes of blogging. In spite of realizing that maternity leave is definitely *not* a vacation, I’ve wanted to blog if only for the connection to teaching life. One can only sing The Wheels on the Bus so many times before starting to crave something more complex.
I have tried NaBloPoMo before and found some of the prompts thought-provoking, but need a lower bar for success right now. The constraints of a prompt or the requirement to write long posts every day would probably make me give up like a New Year’s Resolution-er at the gym. On days when the baby needs to be bounced or walked more, the comment option will be just as successful for participating in the MTBoS.
EDIT: This post by Andy Rundquist is making me feel all sorts of parallels between MTBoS and my mommy-baby group…joined to learn more and reflect, but found that the community is the best part.