Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Friday, August 5, 2011

I Am Who I Am

Summer is supposed to be typically slow and lazy, right? Sleeping late, reading lots of books, time by the pool, maybe even napping in a hammock.

What planet am I living on? Maybe that's great for a weekend, but a whole summer? Not with three kids!

If you read my blog then you know that I happen to be busier than ever, running and developing Writopia in Westchester.  My time is being divided between running groups in both Katonah and Larchmont, with beaucoup time spent on the computer emailing parents. We just came out with our fall schedule! So I haven't had much time to blog, let alone write my own stories. But I'm not complaining! I love teaching - I consider this as part of my life's work, and I feel incredibly blessed. Working with kids is so inspiring, and I am being constantly reminded to put my money where my mouth is. I am living with both integrity and creativity.

And honesty, transparency. I am who I am.

I didn't blog this week because any extra time I had was spent thinking about the interview questions for the Drinking Diaries. They are pretty intense! What do I want to say? I have to write the truth of my experience. My one pause is being googled by one of my ten-year-old students. (Or the parent of a ten-year old for that matter.) As a YA author, I want to believe that my honesty will help and not hinder  my audience. My interview is scheduled to come out on Wednesday, September 14th, so I suppose I have time to chicken out.

But then again, I am who I am.


  1. I get a strong impression you are no chicken.

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