This post is inspired by Tammy B at Tammy’s Reading and Writing Life, who today used the Coffee Share format. I, however, am in Belgium, so we will be drinking beer.
Today we are having a beer at a fancy Belgian beer bar where they have about 30 beers on tap. You select your beer by telling the server what you like and they will narrow down the choices until you get to a beer that’s perfect for your palate. It’s very hipster.
If we were having a beer I would apologise for forgetting that you don’t drink. You are having a glass of sparkling water. You don’t drink beer either, because it makes you bloated, so you’re having red wine instead. Fortunately, you do drink beer and you decide to try the smokey bacon flavoured beer because you’re visiting Belgium and why not. You will regret it.
If we were having a beer I would tell you that this is not the end for me with writing. It is just the beginning of writing with my students for the April challenge and the beginning of writing for the Tuesdays challenge. I am very excited about that!
If we were having a beer, I would tell you how proud and happy and blessed I feel to have made such amazing connections through this challenge! I was so happy with all the amazing writing I encountered as well as all the encouragement I received. This is a very special community.
If we were having a beer, I would tell you that my April break is coming up in two weeks, and that I am not sure what I am going to do with my time. I’m a bit concerned I might have to do boring assessment work for a lot of my vacation.
If we were having a beer I would tell you about my after-school drama club and how proud I am for my grade 3-6 students who will be directing, acting, and designing two plays with minimal help from me.
If we were having a beer I might tell you that husband and I have to make a big decision about whether or not to pursue fertility treatments.
If we were having a beer I would tell you how fast this month has flown by, yet how much was learned and shared and developed. It was a very exciting month and I have the posts to prove it!
If we were having a beer I would love to know what you are reading, what you are listening to (music, podcasts and books) and what movies and tv shows you recommend. For Podcasts I would recommend SceneOnRadio, Witch Please, and Another Round. I don’t watch a lot of movies. I would need a separate post to detail all the TV I watch.
If we were having a beer I would forget by this point that you’re not drinking beer and keep asking you why you’re not drinking. You are still trying to finish your smokey bacon beer. I order another round of beer for all of us before you, you and you can stop me.
If we were having beer I would tell you how incredibly special this challenge has been for me. I had the opportunity to share my writing and my voice with an audience of amazing teachers and writers. I even managed to make some friends, which is something I never expected. I would tell you, now crying into my beer, that through all this blogging I discovered a joy for writing that I didn’t really know I had.
If we were having a beer, it might be time to pick me up from the table, pay the check and leave.
If we were having a beer I would want to say thank you for all the positive spirit and encouragement of this community. I can’t wait to see you again on Tuesday!