I’ve been blogging for 6 years. And a LOT has happened in those 6 years. Although I started this blog claiming that I’d be able to do so much more if only I had super powers, I feel that I’ve gained quite a few in the last 6 years!
I’m literally a stronger person. I completed 2 years worth of P90X and have been going daily to the gym. I can still carry my 8 year old daughter around (which is good since she still loves “upies!”).
I’ve developed amazing friendships with other SLP bloggers. Just amazing. You’ll know who some of them are by all the giveaways I’m doing this week! They have been such personal support for me in hard and happy times.
Literally because I’ve been taking the kids camping! No easy feat as a single mom (single while camping that is since my husband can’t handle it physically)! Also figuratively survival as we go through really tough health times at home.
Even though I was a high school biology teacher before going to grad school for Speech Therapy, I am pretty sure that I only got my real skills as “teacher” in the last six years. Since then I started merging into the classroom (daily) and feel that I have developed some great teaching skills. In addition, I’ve had a plethora of student teachers in the last few years and feel that I’ve learned so many great super powers from these experiences.
There is no way 6 years ago that I could even imagine putting together the clip art and graphic images that I deal with every day now. My mind is constantly planning, coordinating colors, and creating! Plus, I learned to crochet in the last few years and am quite proud of some of the awesome things I have made (most of my Christmas gifts in the last few years have been crocheted!).
Working my regular school-based job, blogging, couponing, and caring for a sick husband means that I must be organized to get everything done. And although I still have room for improvement, I certainly gained super powers in this area.
There you go. It’s good to reflect on the years and realize the growth I’ve made as a person as well as in my quest for more super powers!
And your FREEBIE for today is Birthday Cards in honor of today being my official blogging birthday! Click on the image below to download. These can be used for anyone by anyone. I’ve been printing them out to use for co-workers! They could also be used by students to give to others. There are both color and black-line versions.
Make sure to check out all of my birthday posts!
Day 1: 6 Social Skills Products Giveaway and Super Valentine’s Day Cards Freebie
Day 2: 6 Super Blog Posts (over my 6 years) and February Lesson Plans Freebie
Day 3: 6 Language Products Giveaway and Behavior Visuals Freebie
Day 4: 6 Super Powers I’ve Learned and Birthday Card Freebie
Day 5: 6 Articulation Products Giveaway and Speech is Super Poster Freebie
Day 6: 6 Super Powers to be an SLP and Super Award Freebie