Friday, 22 January 2010

My blog is Two Years Old

I have gained certain wisdom with years. I have a few grays and I have started spending more money on face creams, but at least I have gained wisdom.

Together with my wisdom came this uncontrollable urge to share it with other people. My wisdom, that is.

Which is why I started a blog in the first place.

Two years ago I didn't know what exactly I was going to blog about and I believed it didn't matter. Because, my wisdom would shine through whatever I wrote about. And so the first year passed.

Now my hair was even grayer and I was even wiser. Which I wanted to share with others.

In the meantime I learnt something about blogging and now I didn't want to blog about just anything that crossed my mind. I decided I was going to blog about TEFL.

And so another year passed.

And that day has come again. My blog's birthday. Which happens to be my birthday too. Because, conveniently, my blog and I were born the same day. I am a little older, that's all.

I've reached a certain mature age when I might want to redefine things (my life, my choices, my dreams, my face cream). The right thing to do in such cases is to go back to the beginning.

Which is where the Images4Education Week 2 task 1 came in handy.

If you are too lazy to follow the link I gave you above, the task is called Where I am From. The participants post a picture which symbolizes the place they are from and write a little poem underneath.

And, here is the result:

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I am from the fields
I am from the whisper in the grass
I am from the earth
From the dirt
Under your fingernails
I am from the boy
Who went to war
When he was 12
I am from the tiny woman
Who raised four children
All by herself
I am from the lawyers
And the peasants
From the teachers
And the doctors
From the nameless housewives
Who told beautiful stories
I am from the singers
And the dancers
I am from the morning mist
Above Kalemegdan park
I am from burnt lunches
And overcooked vegetables
I am from a room
Where pigeons nested
On the window-sill
I am from a dream
Hidden inside a notebook
I am from this very day
Forty-three years ago.



If you have read this far, you know that ocassionally I still give in to my desire to write about non-TEFL-related topics.

Thank you for being such patient readers so far.

P.S. If you are really, really patient, you can read the poem I wrote last year for Images4Education.

13 comments:

Alex Case said...

Congratulations- not many make it to two years!

KALINAGO ENGLISH said...

WWWWhhhhhooooooo HOOOOO

Congratulations dear Natasa, happy blogging birthday (and happy birthday)

That's fun you started your blog on your birthday (I started my website on my birthday)!

xxKeep writing.

Karenne

Janet Bianchini said...

Dear Natasa

Many happy returns of your birthday today and congratulations on your blog's 2nd birthday. It is a fantastic achievement!

I love your Images4Education photo and poem. It expresses a lot of feelings and emotions so well.

It's lovely to learn and share with you on the course together.

Have a fabulous day!

Natasa said...

Thank you all. I admit it wasn't easy to find the motivation and the strength. I am an irregular blogger and there were times when I almost gave up, so it is good that I made it this far. Making friends along the way really helped.

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Natasa

I forgot to say that I love the new look of your blog. It's lovely!

Ps I am going to link to your blog on my next blog post on Images4Education.

KALINAGO ENGLISH said...

G - O - R - G - E - O - U - S

:-) absolutely love the tagline too!

Will write via Beltfree with your question about menu bars.

Well done on the new template.

K

arjana said...

Hi Natasa,
happy birthday to you and your blog!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about tefl and non-tefl matters. It's always a great pleasure to read your posts.
The new look of your blog is just wonderful!
Arjana

Natasa said...

Thank you Janet. My blog has got a new outfit, sort of. I can't wait to read your new blog post at Images4Education.
Karenne, I am glad you like it. Working with HTML always makes me break out in cold sweat. I guess I should finally learn a bit of HTML and then it will stop being so scary. Glad you liked the tagline, I had some doubts about it. Thanks for inspiring me to finally change the look of my blog.
I would like to change the size of my font (it's really tiny), but I don't seem to be able to do it.

Natasa said...

Arjana, thank you. It is always great to share with you. Have your students made any new glogs?

Jennifer Lebedev said...

You are a born writer, Natasa. The image and poem you posted are a powerful combination. Happy blogging!
- Jennifer Lebedev

Natasa said...

Thank you, Jennifer. You couldn't have given me a nicer compliment. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Yellow said...

congratz, happy birthday and keep blogging :)

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