With this being a holiday weekend, I have family in town, and time is short. However, I still wanted to get a prompt out.
Over on Instagram, I saw a post by Austin Kleon. He says July 2nd is the 50% mark of the year! (I know, it’s hard to beieve!) He also had a sticky note with this question:
“Is the year half empty or half full?“
That is what I am writing about in my notebook and hope you find some inspriation in his post, too. If you do, I hope you come back share it with me. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Leigh Anne is looking forward to spending time with family this July 4th weekend. You can follow her on Twitter @Teachr4 or on her blog, A Day in the Life.
Thank you Leigh Anne! This prompt made me realize that the halfway mark for the year is also the halfway mark for my summer break. it also helped me notice that my summer break is actually very full despite it being half over. June was full of reading, writing, professional development, and summer institute. July is full of some of the same, as well as much more down time that I can fill with whatever I need and choose.
Leigh Anne, thank you for a prompt that allowed me to explore where I have been and where I am going. I wrote about how my glass has been full to overflowing with stress and emotions; however, I am now working to fill it with fun and special moments this summer. Michelle Haseltine inspired me to create my own Summer Fun cards. I have so much to look forward to doing this summer, and I have already started. This also has me looking forward to the fall with my return to school and my newly empty nest life. I will make sure my glass is full of ways to take care of myself and find myself in this new stage of life. Thank you for this writing experience. NOTE: Your Friday Night Quick Write was one of my Summer Fun cards.
That is a fact I didn’t know- 50% of the year at July 2nd.
My answer to the prompt is FULL. We have a blackboard wall in our home that I started with the new year- JOYS of 2021! There are many positive things listed on that board- some small moments of celebration and others large for my family. In pausing to think in comparison, there has been some heartaches but can’t recall a list as long as the one on the wall. Also HOPE seems to exist around the world as we tame COVID. The opening of things, celebrations, hugs all makes the first part of 2021 half full from my perspective.
Cathy, I love your blackboard practice of writing your joys. I feel as though I may need to do that this year so I don’t focus on how hard it is to be alone without the kids. While it is hard for me to see them leave, there is so much joy in watching them pursue their dreams and start off on their own paths in life.