This. Space. This small corner of the internet that has been the home of my blog for less than a year. This space has become something somewhat sacred. This space has given me a place to lay down my thoughts when they get to heavy to hold inside my own head. This space has helped me to solidify my own thinking and has allowed me to have my thinking challenged by others. This space has helped me to find community. This space has given my students a voice and has allowed me to share the work we are doing together. This space has allowed me to grow as a teacher and as an advocate and as a person. It has helped me to become more reflective, more thoughtful, more aware of my own thinking and more willing to try new things. This space has been vital to the teacher that I have become this year. This space was a safe space to work through my own thinking.
Until it wasn’t anymore. Until it started to become something else, something that I did not intend for it to be. Until it started to become more about how many people were reading it and how far it was reaching. Until it started to not feel safe. Until it started to not feel like the cozy little corner of the internet that I wanted it to be.
So I had to step back. I had to remember what my purpose was in carving out this space in the first place.
And now, it is starting to feel right again. Now it is starting, once again, to feel like my space. And I have that itch to write yet again and I am eager to get back to this space.