Some people see my logo and immediately rattle off
"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
I would change evil to fear.
Not the kind of fear that keeps you from jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
The other kind of fear
the one that keeps you safe ...
keeps you comfortable and content ...
never stretching your boundaries and finding out what you can do.
You won't die.
You might stammer a little, have some heart palpitations
and then walk out a stronger person.
If it isn't a raging success, you'll cry in your beer, dust yourself off, and give it another go.
The next time you'll be smarter and more wily.
The tabs are connected to different parts of my life where I've scared myself many, many times.
I look forward to staring fear in the face again very soon,
shaking in my boots for a moment, and then kicking it aside.
Kimberly Blevins - Organic writing & teaching
A National Writing Project consultant since 2009, Kim Blevins has been teaching ELA seventeen years at community college, high school, and middle school. Blevins has blogged for Teaching Tolerance, was the editor of Springfield Lifestyle magazine, and is published in the book Great Educators 2011, MNEA Something Better magazine, MSTA School & Community magazine, Springfield Business Journal among others. She presents innovative teaching techniques and ideas including the full-day pre-conference session at the 2013 Write to Learn, and many workshops at the regional and state level the last ten years. Honors include Springfield Business Journal's Twenty Most Influential Women and Missouri Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Missouri State Teachers Association.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee. -Emerson