I read Seth Godin's blog post But what have you shipped? and thought about how
that relates to teachers. If you just sit there and think about what you should do or not sure you can do something, then nothing will happen.
I write because I love writing. I write even if no one reads my blog posts. I hope you do and they give you some value, but that's not why I write. My mother was an artist who had to draw or paint. It was in her blood. When times were tough, she still painted somehow. Then her talent opened doors for her and she became a courtroom artist. I think of her when I sit down to write. It just spills out of me. Sometimes in my dreams, I'm thinking of the next thing I want to write.
Now it's time for me to write a book.
I find that everyone has something that they can ship, share, talk about. No matter how tough times are, follow your dreams.