I live in fear of being caught. Being caught being inappropriate. The incredible duplicacy of being. That’s not a word.
I’m an English teacher, still existing in that place where I’m a teacher first and a writer second. This is why I constantly second guess my writer self. My head’s not in the game. Well, not all the way in. There’s a birth reference in there, but I’m afraid of muscle-memory cramps, and I’m seriously too old for that.
Here’s the one about the English teacher… I could write some really fabulous things in blogs but I’m afraid of getting in trouble. What if one of my student’s parents finds this and reports me? I already wrote about cramps; what if my ramblings get worse? Tip for teachers: want to get reprimanded? Quote the stuff your students say as they file into the classroom. Yikes!
Ramblings, then, will have to focus on ways to be a better writer, so I can be a writer who teaches, and not the other way around. Then, the beauty will be in the duplicity (that is a word) of blog content also being useful for teaching. My students, for the most part, aren’t good writers. Or, I’m sorry, they aren’t well writers.
They could use some of the tips that may one day appear here.
Hoping that inappropriate content is useful, and that appropriate content isn’t boring (too late!), I remain.