I am not much of a writer. When I have thoughts to share, I like to talk. I am a verbal communicator. I cherish long hours of good conversation with friends. Lengthy phone calls, late-night book clubs, and impromptu visits are some of my favorite things. Even my profession of choice, teaching, is dependent on my capability as a verbal communicator. When I have something I want to share with the world, I daydream about a classroom setting where I can connect and communicate with people.
I am a reader. I cherish the well-crafted words of others. As my circle of friends has widened geographically, I have taken to reading my friends blogs for a chance to share in their thoughts and ideas. (Although, I would much rather have the time and opportunity to sit in their kitchen and talk.) It is in reciprocation to their efforts that I have committed to blog for one year. It isn’t a classroom and I am most assuredly not in my element, but this year I will try to share my thoughts and ideas on this blog.
To glean is to learn, discover, or find out--usually little by little or slowly. Joy is my purpose in living. Not happiness, but deep, abiding joy. My journey through life has been discovering that true joy little by little. The joy I believe my Heavenly Father intends me to have. Perhaps you may glean some here as well. Happy New Year!