Post 200: growing like a weed
116 days ago, I completed my 100th blog post, right on the eve of the birth of my daughter. Back then, I knew something great was in the works, but I really had no idea.
Almost 4 months later, here is what she’s become:
I really can’t begin to describe how much she’s learning every day, how much joy she gets from every new experience, how much she’s growing, or how fond I’ve become of her.
As a proud father, I can’t help but find some parallels in my own teaching. Though I’ve been at it for more than 10 years now, I really feel like it my real learning began to take place when I started this blog—putting my thoughts out there, newborn and incomplete, and watch as interactions with dozens of incredible teachers near and far helped my ideas to grow, toddle around, and take flight. It really is extraordinary. And, like the totally inexperienced father that I am, I am happily aware of just how little I understand and look forward to all the simultaneously wonderful and scary adventures that lay ahead.
So if you aren’t up for adding a child to your life to get a sense just how quickly a human can learn, and witness the joy of discovering the world anew, I’d encourage you to set up a blog—it’s far cheaper, and you won’t have any dirty diapers to deal with.