Wahoo!  It’s almost September.  You know what that means!?

Yes, I’m back to school.

After an amazing but short summer break, I’m back at teaching.  This year will be different than any other year.


I just started at a new school.  I’m teaching the same subject area, but to students who I don’t know and I have seven years of teaching under my belt.  It’s a whole different animal!

I feel like my  mind has been absolutely consumed with nothing but teaching for about two or three weeks.  (On top of that, I had my two wisdom teeth removed a few weeks ago.  What fun!)

Anyway, as a method of getting back on track with blogging and photography, I’ll be participating in StoryOfMyLife’s Blogtember challenge.

Remember my Blog Every Day in May posts? It’s like that, but it will work with my new, crazy schedule.  [Hopefully.] Thanks, StoryOfMyLife!

Here are the prompts, which are not assigned on the weekends and won’t start until Tuesday [after Labor Day!].  Join me?

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don’t forget to cite the source!)
Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account – click “click to view” under “You” and “self awareness and personal growth.” You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.
Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Friday, September 13: A self portrait
Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn’t necessarily need to be romantic.)
Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.
Wednesday, September 18: Only photos
Thursday, September 19: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: “To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century.”
The story does not necessarily need to have a conclusion – you can leave your readers wishing for more!
Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort.
Monday, September 23: A “life lately” post. What you’re up to, how you’re feeling, how you’re doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos!
Tuesday, September 24: Review a book, place, or product.
Wednesday, September 25: Write about a time you screwed up – a mistake you made.
Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you’d like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. (I recommend downloading Ommwriterand bringing headphones along!) *if you can’t make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and write someplace new.
Friday, September 27: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you’d like. (but don’t include people’s real names.)
Monday, September 30: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it’s special.
I’m so pumped and look forward to a lot of these prompts.  I’m hoping that I won’t spend too much time writing about the other things consuming my brainwaves: lesson plans, notes, presentations, Google Apps, docs, email, slides, assessments, value added, student learning objectives, what’s that kid’s name?, ahh! hall duty!, ….
Love forever,

Challenge accepted!


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