Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello, September

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 -
  1. 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.
  2. I celebrated the Fourth of July on my BFF's patio beside Green Bay. There were smiling kids, sparklers, grilled meat, and s'mores.
  3. I saw a ridiculous amount of live music this summer - including an adult sibling vacation to Eaux Claires.
  4. 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.

Use the comments to introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do?