Month: November 2013

Am I ready for take off?

I really have no idea where this site will go, and honestly, I’m not thinking about what I’m writing right now. I’ve been told, by several different people, at several different times, that I should blog…about several different things. My two daughters (6 and 7 years old right now) and step-son (currently 8 years old) are a constant source of hilarity, frustration, new perspective, and love. My husband often writes quotes on my teacups, and it has been quite the source of conversation at times. I am a Disney fanatic and could write about Disney World all day long. I love tea. Between home and work, I likely have more varieties of tea than a Teavana store. I have started a journey into martial arts with Taekwondo and Tai Chi, long past my prime, whenever that was. I am a teacher. Some have told me I am a teacher with a capital “T.” I’m not so sure I’ve earned that yet, but I do know that I strive for it. My students often hear about my kids, Disney World, whatever tea I’m drinking that day, martial arts, and of course, it leads into whatever subject we are discussing in class that day. All that being said, I still don’t know where this is going.

“I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t just stick with Professor Figment.”

That’s what I said when I was asked what my domain name would be if I had one. I’m a professor, and Figment, a little purple dragon who lives in Epcot, is my personal mascot. He is housed in an attraction called “Journey into Imagination.” He is, clearly, a figment thereof. His theme song (by Robert and Richard Sherman) says:

“One little spark of inspiration, is at the heart of all creation; right at the start of everything that’s new, one little spark lights up for you.”

And so it begins – the flight of Professor Figment.