What a wonderful post. As a former elementary teacher I hear you! And your point about blogging is spot on too. I started my blog last summer as I headed off on a year of healing travels. Turned out to be an excellent way for me to figure out who I was becoming and how things changed for me. It was probably the anchoring highlight of my time away. I amazed even myself and think I may have helped a few people along the way! Thanks to Don Genova who teaches the Food and Travel writing course at UBC.