23 July 2013 : A Review

July 1, 2010 - Day 1 of the sabbatical

July 1, 2010 – Day 1 of the sabbatical

This blog had undergone several changes since I started it on July 1, 2010. Back then, however, it was pretty simple. My family was embarking on a 12 month sabbatical to France. Melinda, my wife, & I had been granted a paid year away from the school we had created in 1994. Our oldest daughter, Chloe had just graduated from high school. And our youngest daughter, Ella, was a year away from entering high school.

It was the perfect year for us to be away.

What I look like today...

What I look like today…

So I decided to create this blog, more or less on a whim. I was inspired by those blogs I’d seen back in 2010 in which people posted a photo a day for a year. I thought that I could do that, adding a little summary of what we had done that day. So on July 1, 2010 I posted the first entry. And every day, throughout the sabbatical, I made a post to “the blog.”

The initial intention was for our family in Seattle to see what we were doing in France each day. But the blog took on a life of its own and was soon being watched by more than just our family. When we returned to Seattle in August of 2011, many people asked me to keep posting. I did so, again on a daily basis.

Since then, however, I’ve tried to adapt the blog to being more of my various meanderings or thoughts. I use it promote my kindness classes, among other things. Now I’m not quite sure how to use it. It has many, many followers.

What would YOU like me to do?

Some people prefer reading about the day-to-day exploits of a father-husband-founder/director of an innovative private school. Other people like me to post things about my life’s philosophy.

What would YOU like me to do?

My pre-sabbatical fortune

My pre-sabbatical fortune

If nothing else, read it for its history. Track my family’s sabbatical history, from Day 1 to Day 365. Or maybe you’ll find something else of interest.

Regardless, please consider telling me what you think and how you’d like me to use the blog now. 🙂

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