Day 4: #100DOSW18

Day 4: #100DOSW18

Day 4: June 3

Prompt:

 

Power Write

Media I  Consume:

Audiobooks-Car-To keep me entertained while driving and it gives me more time to read.

Kindle eBook-Bed-More time to read. I can read all night with my Kindle. I can even prop it up while I lay on my side! It is very handy.

Paperback Book-Everywhere-So I can get lost in another world, another time, another place. Also, books are social and I love talking to my students and friends about books.

Amazon Music Playlist-Kitchen and Driveway-I love to listen to my music when I am cleaning, cooking, and running. I like to think I have the makings of a pretty awesome playlist. I have 90s music that takes me back to when I was a kid, rock music from my days of going to concerts and talking music with my friends, and some popular music as well!

Social Media-Everywhere-I like to stay connected with my friends and family, so being on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat allow this to happen. Twitter is also amazing for me to learn from other teachers and meet other teachers! There are positives and negatives to social media-it can be a time-sucker, it can make you feel depressed and unhappy with your life, but it can help you be a better person as well. It is all about finding balance.

What did I learn from this writing?

I learned that a lot of media involves books. I am not surprised by this. I am a “seize the moment” kind of reader. I am never without a book. I have my phone with Hoopla and the Kindle App. I have my Kindle eReader. I have library books. I have books I have purchased. I have books I have borrowed. I have a library in my home. I read every chance I get, so it comes as no surprise that the bulk of my media is reading.

I also learned that a lot of my time is spent on social media. I wish I could have added times that I spent on each of these activities. It may be something in the future. I KNOW I spend way too much time on social media. Endlessly staring at my newsfeed. Judging people. Wondering if people are judging me. I am being honest and open here. It happens. As much as I like to think of myself as kind, I still find myself rolling my eyes at some posts, and I shouldn’t be doing that! I have no right. I also focus on how many “likes” or views or “hearts” I get. I constantly check my notifications! It can really be a time-sucker and can lead you to feeling so sad and anxious. One of my goals this summer is to be more aware of what certain outlets do to me and how I can change my habits. I am also going to limit my social media time. I am raising a child who watches everything I do. I must be a good role model because who knows what will be around when she is old enough to experience these things. I want her to be happy and find joy in her life, without the constant worry of what others think or are doing themselves.

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I enjoyed this writing, especially my reflective piece at the end. Please, share your thoughts and your writing! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy writing!

I am a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

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