Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fortune and Teachers Write

This week, the start of something personally meaningful is beginning!

I participated in Teachers Write two years ago and only a little last summer.  And so, I reflected on what has prompted me to get fired up about this writing adventure-- the opportunity to learn more about myself as a writer and what I hope to accomplish in the future as a writer...

Today, Jen, at Teach Mentor Text posed this question "Why are you writing?"

I have been thinking a lot about writing lately-because I haven't been and should be...and then a few weeks ago, I got this fortune cookie on date night at PF Chang's!

I opened it...not always one who believes in the power, timing or predicting of fortunes...

and got this good fortune...

You are lover of words,
someday you should write a book.
Karma.  Karma.  KARMA!  The chance of me grabbing and getting the message in the cookie was devine intervention I think.  Then, I was browsing Twitter and saw a tweet about Teachers Write starting up again soon...and then Thursday, July 4th, there was this awesome post by  Cynthia Lord on Kate Messner's blog (thanks for this message Cynthia/Kate-I definitely needed it) about making time to write...I just need to do this for myself.   I can do this.  I can make time to write daily and be inspired by the words and work of other teachers around this community to build my thinking and learning about a dream I've had since I was young...becoming an author of a children's book!

So I will dive in once again and work at making my dream a reality...this makes me think of the old Dr. Pepper commercial and the little jingle about being a pepper fan...only in terms of writing-She's a writer, He's a writer, We are writers, wouldn't you like to be a writer too?  Will you join the Teachers Write Community this year?


  1. WOW! I love that you got that fortune!! I'm so excited and nervous to start Teachers Write again this summer. Can't wait to read your book!!! :)


  2. What an encouraging note to find in your fortune cookie!

    I was singing along with you in my head with your jingle!

    You can do it! I would love to read your book!

  3. Fortune cookies are magical. Good luck with keeping your end of the bargain.


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