I haven't done a lot of blogging lately. I've felt guilty about that, I really have. Mostly because one of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to post something to the blog every day. Fail.
But I shouldn't feel too guilty about that because what are New Year's Resolutions except excuses to set lofty goals that are nearly unattainable.
Still, I've done a lot of thinking about why I haven't been writing much for the blog of late. Yesterday, I'm pretty sure I had an epiphany. The reason for the lack of posts dawned on my kind of suddenly, and I was a little surprised that I hadn't thought of it before.
I'm certain I've mentioned that the summer program that I work with as a counselor is more stressful than the job I perform during the regular school year. This is because I'm not only acting as a counselor to the kids, I'm sort of a teacher as well. During the school year, the counselor can get by with observing and intervening as needed. In the summer, I'm required to come up with lesson plans, curriculum, systems of rewards and consequences, etc. This makes the summer much different than the school year.
When the kids are in school and I'm sitting in the classroom, I take notes. I also brainstorm. I'm able to sit and think and write when I have down time in the classroom. As a summer program counselor/teacher/disciplinarian, there's no such thing as down time.
So the lack of original blog posts will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Don't worry, though. I've got some stuff cooking. Stay tuned. Just not every day. Stay tuned occasionally. Something like that.