BLOGMAS 2021, Day 29


Let’s continue to look ahead, not behind.

Looking ahead to 2022, I see the New Year as a chance to reset. No, not a do-over; I am so DONE with 2020 and 2021; I need a redo, a reset. I plan to enter the waters of 2022 with a cautious, gentle step, not to jump in feet first. I have no ambition to make a splash, just to move forward, stepping around obstacles that might be ahead in my path. This coming year, I hope to accept and embrace whatever changes might be necessary to navigate my life and to grow, as I continue my journey. I will NOT make resolutions, but will set goals. That said, look for challenges in my reading life for ’22 soon!

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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