It has been a little over three months since I started writing my blog and a few times people have asked, why are you doing that if you are not getting paid?
I’m not doing it for the money.
I am writing because I like to read my thoughts. It relaxes me when I have an idea and I am able to type it.
I enjoy the process of thinking that happens in my mind, sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish, and often I make up words that don’t exist in either language. I have to stop and look up the word to see if it’s a real word.
Writing in English is very challenging for me, that’s why I choose to do it. I enjoy a challenge and the results that follow!
Writing makes me happy. I am a preschool teacher by profession and by heart. Teaching, talking and being around people brings me joy.
When the Covid 19 pandemic began, I wasn’t able to do any of these.
Blogging, I discovered, is a way to continue teaching and communicating.
For whom do I write?
Firstly, I write for myself! I don’t know how this sounds to you, but it’s the truth. I write from my heart.
Secondly, I write what I think is important to know as a parent, caregiver, aunt, uncle, grandparent, teacher or simply if you know a child.
The main goals of my posts are to provide information about something I feel you should know if you are around children including ideas and tools that would benefit them.
The topics I’ve chosen are the ones I wished someone would have told me about at some point in my life.
Perhaps, Why do children build forts? https://storytimewithleny.com/why-do-children-build-forts/
I remember being in the classroom and feeling the fear and anxiousness of some parents as they left their children at school or when having a Parent-Teacher conference. There are so many things parents should and could know. I would like to help with that.
Sharing our experiences and knowledge helps others. I don’t pretend to have all the answers but am eager to share what I have learned along my professional and personal journey.