soul strikers

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soul strikers

I find that there are experiences in this world that do simply that.  These experiences are soul-strikers and I have a lot of them.  I want to share them all, much like good news that instantly asks to be posted on Facebook, but deserves a much more literary rich framework.

Where do you feel these “strikings”?  Maybe you never have and I hope I can help to open your eyes to these types of occurences.  I imagine it feels different for everyone.  For me, for example, all of the sudden my thoughts feel clear, I sit up straight and immediately feel it shoot through my heart and into my stomach.  I usually immediately send a text message to a school colleague or family member, leave caffeinated phone messages, or winded emails to any addresses I have memorized at the moment.

It’s like when you have explained a concept in 4 different ways and all of the sudden you see the lightbulb appear on the face of a 9 year-old.  I guess that is a double-striker.

Regardless, this will most likely be a blog about teaching. And learning. And learning more.  I originally called it “on lifelong learning” but I realize that it is more likely someone might get exposed to my words if I avoid narrowing the view that this is purely a blog about teaching, and call it what it really is.  About realizations in life that create learning-for me and for those around me, regardless of age.  Realizations that are, maybe for a moment or for a lifetime, Soul Strikers.

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6 comments on “soul strikers

  1. Sara
    October 1, 2011

    I am loving your world here, Jaclyn. Thanks for inviting me! Tonight is one of those cold, rainy, getting-dark-way-too-soon New England fall evenings and I am thoroughly loving snuggling under a blanket and picking your brain. And you are motivating me to revive my dormant blog. Although quite different in content, the therapy experience of writing seems to be the same. Love you and your words/ideas. Don’t stop!

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    • soulstrikers
      October 1, 2011

      thanks lil Sara…

      Thinking of your pregnant belly, wondering how I have missed out on your term preg. beauty 3 TIMES!!!!

      Yes, revive your blog…realizing how much processing comes through writing…

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  2. Barb
    September 10, 2011

    Jaclyn! I’m so happy you’ve created this space! I learn a lot by writing. Do you? You’ve created the perfect opportunity for writing, exchange, and inspiration. Your own little edutopia! Will check back often!

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    • soulstrikers
      September 10, 2011

      yes Barb, thanks! I find that I write in my head ALL the time…but I never write it down…I have probably written thousands of pages in my head and didn’t quite have the needed venue…wasn’t sure if what I had to say could be public for a variety of reasons.

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  3. Pulse Naturopathy
    September 10, 2011

    Welcome to the blog-o-sphere!! Looking forward to reading more!! xxo

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  4. Tomasen
    September 10, 2011

    I LOVE this title and also think it would make a great title for a book! I have never thought of those moments as striking my soul…but that is EXACTLY what happens in that moment. We have moments in common and I look forward to reading about them all! Keep writing my friend!! I love blogging! It is such a great space to put down your thoughts and have them held and read by others.
    Tomasen

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