Image from Ali Edwards
Hello, September and welcome back to The Literacy Booth. We took a little time off for the summer and hope you did, too!
Typically, The Literacy Booth treats you to around three posts per week (usually M-W-F) with each post from a different WI literacy coach. We will resume our typical schedule in October - more about that later in September.
Meanwhile, I (Barb) will use September to write about a variety of things that are on my mind.
So, hello! I'm Barb. If I haven't met you yet, I am a literacy consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. I'm lots of other things, too - reader, student, cook, ice cream lover, fun "auntie" Barb, TV watcher, wanderer, friend (to name a few).
I picked the words above - "Hustle less and live a good life more" - because I want to remind each of you to remember to live a good life - a good work life and a good personal life.
It's a new year. Goals are being set; routines are being established. Our shoes and crayons are new; everything seems possible. Make a habit of slowing down, being intentional, taking time away from the hustle to live a good life.
In that spirit, I'll leave you with some of my favorite summer selfies - all times I felt like I was living a good live amidst the hustle. From upper left -
- I saw a few shows at American Players Theatre this summer with an assortment of friends, including my fellow literacy consultant, Laura. My favorite was Streetcar Named Desire.
- I celebrated the Fourth of July on my BFF's patio beside Green Bay. There were smiling kids, sparklers, grilled meat, and s'mores.
- I saw a ridiculous amount of live music this summer - including an adult sibling vacation to Eaux Claires.
- I worked this summer. Luckily, my work often involves collaborating with some of my most favorite people. I'll use some blog posts this month to tell you about fun summer work.