Silence and listening
I have not been a good blogger lately.
Part of it has to do with the fact that someone may have figured out who I am, and that made me concerned especially since the last few years I have worked for a principal who is particularly petty. I became concerned about my blogging life-- which I am very protective of, and in which I strive always to protect the names of the innocent, including myself even when I am not that innocent-- might intersect with my personal life and my professional life in unpleasant ways.
This silence has bothered me a lot. One of the great benefits of this blog have been the acquaintances I have made. There have been times when kind words from the readers of this blog have been the only positive feedback I have received that day or even that week. This is so common for so many of my colleagues, and that is a shame.
Also, this blog allows me to speak and be heard when frankly there hasn't been a lot of that available to me at work (see post below).
So I will try to overcome my concern and cautiously resume this very precious dialogue. Thanks to anyone who has still stuck around.