A blog by Estelle D.
In another life I would have gone to work this morning. I would have had something booked in or the phone would have rung and I would have been out the door. But today is the first day of my retirement from the profession of secondary school teaching. I would have liked to make it to the end of the year but some life issues suggested otherwise and actually it is very cold today and there is a freezing wind so I am just as pleased to be indoors and writing rather than on playground duty. For the last five years I have worked as a short contract and supply teacher and for the most part it has been great fun. This was my winding down period; all the fun of teaching, all care and responsibility but no nervous breakdown! I think it has been a fair run.
Back in January 1971 when I began work as a junior shop assistant I was paid the princely sum of $19.90 per week. Since that time, way has lead onto way and what a story it has been.
Firstly I should tell you a little about myself. My son encouraged me to write this blog with all my new found “free time” and since words have been a passion and a therapy for many years, I too thought it would be a good idea. I have played with writing for many decades and now perhaps I have the time and discipline to do some. This blog is about nothing in particular and lots of things in general. It is about living life purposefully and with joy, it is about walking lightly on our globe, it is about loving truth, seeking peace and sharing liberally. It is about how way leads onto way and takes us to places unplanned and unknown but always amazing. I will share my musings on life, perhaps some hard earned wisdom and hopefully through it all will shine humour, humility and passion.
I believe in an omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God and confess Jesus Christ as my Saviour and while this is not a religious blog it will not be possible for me to write without revealing my core, attitudes, values and beliefs. I hope you will choose to come along for the ride.
My interests include, gardening, sewing, cooking, sharing, reading, writing, learning, teaching and traveling. I love people, my hubby, family and grandchildren are the best! I believe in freedom of thought and speech which is seasoned with kindness.
For my first blog, that will be enough. There is more, lots more to come but for today I will leave you with a piece of my poetry.
Bloggers Block by Estelle D. July 2019
In the middle of the night,
When I really should be asleep,
Those creative sprites keep me awake
As they dance and prance across my mind,
And in my head, I write.
But as dawn breaks they take flight to places
I cannot follow,
And in the morrow, day is filled
With places, faces and time races,
But there is little time to write.
But then at night, when I really should be asleep,
Those same sprites keep me awake,
And in my head, I write
and write and write…