SOL18: Seeking Ideas

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book awards
cheering aloud for winners
as I drive

Monday  the Caldecott and Newbery Awards were announced at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in Denver, CO.  I had the pleasure of listening to the announcements of all the awards on my commute to work.  It made me smile.  Books I had read, authors I know, and one of the CYBILS Poetry finalists were mentioned in the various awards.

It made me think of my OLW for the year: SEEK.  I am seeking interests that will be of interest to me after I retire.  Yesterday’s  announcement made me wonder how I will be able to stay current in Children and YA literature.  Which organization will be the best to join?  ALA? AASL? NCTE?

I’ve decided that I want to clear my calendar of commitments and focus on writing, art, and photography.  I need to stay connected, however with literacy.  How do I accomplish this goal?

Over the past weeks, I have been opting-out of emails I no longer want to receive.  After the 2016 election, I subscribed to a lot of political ones and now I want to simplify.  There’s a sense of opportunity that comes with de-cluttering.  There’s a sense of wonder about all the possibilities I seek.

I think it’s fitting that Monday was the 100th day of school.  Eighty days until graduation.  And yet so many miles to go


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1 Response to SOL18: Seeking Ideas

  1. Elaine Kaye says:

    I’ve been focusing on my writing and crafts, but I’m picking up blogging now and reviewing picture books. I hope you find what you need to stay connected to literacy.

    P.S. I am a new Slicer. I posted my very first Slice of Life on my blog. 🙂

    A Turtle is a Boy’s Best Friend

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