Audience, I have an apology; it was here, that I promised my dedication to the #WeeklyBlogChallenge17. And here, that I waxed lyrical about feeling inspired to write.
Cut to weeks later, and it was in a staff meeting that a beloved colleague of mine points to my logo (on a paper sticking out of my notebook) and says "You've not posted recently. I look forward to that." And then @thatboycanteach writes this mere days later.
It's here, today, that I recognise my complete failure in achieving that. It's all a bit too well-timed, and it's odd that I've actually got lots to tell you, lots to share with you, but I simply haven't. What a selfish man I am.
There's time. I promise I'll make it up to you. Bigger and better than ever before. Let's start with this; 3 things I've noticed...
For someone who aims to inspire those in training, or those not feeling too hopeful in their career, I've been a dreadful example recently. I have so many aims and ambitions that I'm currently not doing anything about, and there's simply no excuse for it. Instead, I've been complaining about not feeling like I'm achieving enough. My children are doing well, I'm relatively on top of things (as much as you can be in this business), but I want more! Hopefully, my public split with laziness, in front of you now, will be the start of a new chapter.
2. Viral Letters
As far as I'm aware, this is the first year in quite a few, where some school letter hasn't been shared a billion times during SATs season. You'll know the one; it's the one that says something like, "This test doesn't show what a kind, caring person you are. You're so good with crayons, but the government don't know how good you are with them. Do your best, and never stop loving your crayons." Just get on with it. SATs - you know they need doing; it's been this way for years.
3. Monday Blues People
Be quiet. If you hate your job that much, do something else; stop bringing everyone else down with you. Negativity is infectious, which is why I try hard to steer clear. Again, a frequent phrase around here; it's not the job you hate, it's the way you're being asked to do it. In my bid to encourage, let's talk about problem solving, well-being and keeping motivated. I'd love to hear from you!
I may as well add odd numbers, attention seeking, and hypocrisy to that list too.
I'm back, and I'm feeling better already!