#DigiLitSunday: Possibility

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Never give up.

Say “Not YET!”

Search for other avenues.

Set a goal.

Pray.

Find like-minded friends to fuel your passion.

WHY?  

You may find that your continued growth requires new ideas that match your passion.

HOW?

It may take a plan – savings or otherwise.  It may require you to be “Brave” (#OneLittleWord) and travel alone knowing that by the end of the week you will have 1500 new friends!

It’s all about priorities    

Being a life long learner

And possibilities.

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Today marks the 5th summer in a row that I will attend #TCRWP Writing and Reading Institutes.  Exciting summers where I have grown as a writer, humbled by the craft of published authors, soaking in every morsel of knowledge about writing . . . and reading . . . and creating AVID readers and writers.

Lucky me!

Yes, lucky me!

Lucky me that I have always maintained a “summer” job so that I could “indulge” my learning habit!

I have not been given one single cent to pay my expenses in 5 years X 2 institutes.  (Yes, I have asked and I have been turned down.)  But YET the learning is so important to me that I have attended on my own in order to learn and grow professionally.

Waiting for someone else to fund my learning was an impossibility.   (I would still be waiting!)  Attending and paying for it myself was and still is my possibility and tomorrow will bring my 5th consecutive POSSIBILITY to life!

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From impossibility to possibility . . . Teachers College Reading and Writing August Institutes!

What actions do you take to move from impossibility to possibility?  

What dream do you intend to make a reality?

 

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4 responses

  1. Your continued learning is an inspiration to me. I am doing this for NCTE, paying everything to be there. I’ve set that conference as my priority. I’ve never been to TC. Never. I hope you will share all your take-aways this week. Have a good time, too!

    1. Margaret, Always so much more to learn. I’m looking forward to seeing you at NCTE in St. Louis. Love that everyone will be in the Midwest! You would really love the community aspect of TC. Definitely one of the biggest high lights!

  2. Allison Jackson | Reply

    Happy you get to be there again this summer, Fran. Wonder what it will be like in August as opposed to June- you’ll have to let me know.
    First time in 6 years I wasn’t able to attend. You know how much I miss it. Looking forward to your posts. Will you meet up with Vicki, or Tara? Please say hello to anyone you see who I know, too.

    1. Allison, It was so strange to NOT plan my June around heading to NYC. I definitely had a pattern there plus I was counting on you for show recommendations ALWAYS! I’ve been surprised that I don’t know nearly as many attending YET, but that may change. I haven’t visited with Tara – since she’s upstate at the farm I’m not sure how often she heads into the city. I’m planning to chat with Vicki about her book. Still wrapping my brain around it!

      You are already missed! ❤

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