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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


  Oh the HORROR!! 

Deciding to create and start a blog was, IS scary! I felt, feel Naked.  Who am I?  What do I have to offer?  My thoughts ran a muck.  What will I say?  How do I begin?  Will anyone visit?   Just asking myself those questions gave me butterflies (maybe it was low blood sugar).  My nose ran, and my skin began to sag (oh wait, the sagging was already going on).  Anyway,  I didn't want to look, well__stupid.  

You know what?  If allowed, Fear can be an abusive captor!  Being held hostage by fear IS, well__stupid!  As the kids say, "Squash It!"  So I dove into the deep end.  I used those piles of excuses, that were rolled up in procrastination and wrapped in fear to stand on.  I courageously returned to the surface.  Before I had a chance to dry, I created a twitter page, joined LinkedIn, participated in webinars, and found support in places I never knew existed.  My cup runneth over.    

So come in!  Grab a handful of thin mints, or somoas, scroll down to my bookshelf, and read how I used some of my favorite books to engage early learners in my literacy program.  I'll soon have videos to give you a peek into MyLMNOP of Literacy.  I'm still figuring this stuff out.  It took me a month to add the 12x12in12 badge but I did it!  Yay me!  I'll be patting myself (and you too) on the back frequently.