As I move through the day, watching the clock, enjoying my classroom kids, working hard, I keep a notebook close at hand so I can write down my ideas. I am a multi-tasker. I can be thinking of several different things at once, and have learned to do my own work while simultaneously dealing with constant distractions and interruptions. No wonder I am not fazed by working in the evenings in front of the TV.
Today’s focus was on photographic projects, and I even practiced a little with the new camera, shooting my kids as they participated in P.E. I loved watching their cute faces as they enjoyed some fun activities. I learned about the white balance setting on the camera, and I also learned that shooting motion and movement is great, but I most like focusing on the emotions on the faces of sports participants. I do not aspire to be a sports photographer, but the opportunity may present itself because of an idea I got last night at my gym.
I took to heart the idea of trying different things as experiments, and I learn from everything I try. As it is in my classroom, so it is with my personal life: “thinking allowed!!”