When I first thought about starting a blog, I broke out in a sweat! Why would anyone want to know how I felt about topics? Why would they care? Then, I started my business and realized that my words and actions had value and worth! Who knew?
However, even after I started my website and my company, I still thought that my personal experiences did not really matter in the grand scheme of things. Then I read the EdTech Team's announcement that my Google Innovator mentor Jennie Misong Magiera would be their new Chief Program Officer. In that announcement, she was asked some questions and she answers one of them by saying, "Don't underestimate your own story. As educators, we have a tendency to downplay our experiences, value and voice. Model the confidence and empowerment you want your students to exhibit." Wow! I feel like that little blurb I read on my phone between meetings woke me up! My goal is to help all teachers feel empowered and use their voice, but I kept my voice hidden inside myself. Now that I see the light...I really don't know why I stayed in the darkness so long!
Well, that is over! I feel really good to get back to writing, to write about what I love and to share my experiences! I am here now and I am ready to just be Honestly Desiree!
Desiree Alexander aka Educator Alexander is excited about her first blog, Honestly Desiree! Learn more about her at www.educatoralexander.com/about.