Dear readers and supporters,
I thank you for your support throughout 2021 and wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful 2022.
While Covid still pulled more strings on our lives than we had expected at the end of 2020, I hope that you have been able to achieve at least some of your goals and ambitions in 2021.
In August of this year, we celebrated readilearn’s 5th birthday. It’s an achievement of which I’m proud. Five years seemed such a long time in the future when I began. Now, looking back, it’s gone so fast. I have continued to post a weekly article on the blog, publish a newsletter each month, and upload new resources throughout the year so that the collection now numbers over 500. I hope you have had the opportunity to use many of them with your children.
I also wrote three phonic workbooks for Pascal Press which should be available for purchase early in the new year. Look out for the Targeting Phonics series.
And I continue to write manuscripts for picture books hoping that one day I will see a picture book with my name on the spine on the shelves of book stores and libraries. It’s been a goal since my childhood. One day …
Goals help us move forward. Without goals and without hope, life may stagnate and become dull. I hope it never does for you.
As we move into another new year, I share with you two quotes about hope that inspire me:
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
And for an additional dose of inspiration, here is a video of Elizabeth Gilbert discussing creative living — isn’t that just what we teachers do? Create?
Even if none of your dreams come true — yet — I hope that you keep moving towards them and that some of them do.
Best wishes for 2022,