Sunset of Summer

Tell Me Your Story Tuesday

                            I officially returned to work yesterday. In reality, I have been back since last Monday.  But, yesterday marked the true end of my summer.

                           Thursday, I will be revisiting the summer goals I set for myself here. Today, I want to reflect on the highlights.

Dawn's Best Moments of Summer: 


  • Two successful birthday parties



  • One great night remembering what it was like to be fourteen years old.


  •     Lots of time hanging out with these two. Just like this.


  • And even a few moments with this guy. 



That was my summer. No relaxing vacation. No exciting adventure. Just my life and you know what? That was okay.

So, tell me your story. What was your summer like? Did you have a grand adventure? Did you just enjoy the sunshine? Is your summer coming to a close like mine? Or do you have a few precious weeks left?

Let Summer Begin!

Thinking about Thursday



It is FINALLY, and I mean, FINALLY the last day of school! I have never been so ready for summer in my entire teaching career!

The first few days of summer are like Friday nights to me. There is such anticipation and possibility. What is going to happen? What can you get done? Then, you blink. It's Sunday and you haven't accomplished half of what you intended.


With that in mind, today I am thinking about my goals for the summer. You can read about the goals I set for myself last summer here and how well I did or did not do with them here.

Dawn's Goals for Summer 2011
1. Finish revisions on Story #1 (with help of wonderful crit partners Teri Anne Stanley and Genevieve Wilson)

2. QUERY, QUERY, QUERY. I am going to do it! You heard. I wrote it down. HOLD ME TO IT!

3. Complete the writing boot camp I am currently enrolled in, but have not had time to read the first lesson for yet.

That's it. Short, simple and to the point.

So, what about you? What goals have you set for this summer?