I took on a challenge to come up with a list of my own personal bill of rights from @BarbaraGruener that she shared on Twitter and in her post: My Personal Bill of Rights. She put out a challenge for others to post theirs, so I did.
Barbara asked these questions for anyone who took the challenge to write their own.
- What would yours say if you took the time to write one?
- What do you have the right to . . . and to be free from?
- Start with twenty rights or so, then whittle it down to 15-ish.
I started with 20 rights, then came up with 24, and then whittled it down to 17. I definitely know that these will change as I learn more about myself. I found this image from Pixabay that just goes perfectly with my feelings right now about these rights. I will be adding in the future “jumping for joy” because I see more joy in my future. I also will be adding “balance” because I need to work less and play more. Life is just too short to not take time to enjoy it.
What Makes My Heart Sing
I love my work and writing. I really enjoy doing the podcasts with awesome educators. The last few months I’ve been taking some breaks to be with family and friends. I needed to reflect on the direction I was going and realized I needed to do more to make my heart sing. So when Barbara shared this, I felt it in my heart to do this and share what she encourages me to do with you.
When you’re done writing, share it out and invite your mentors, role models and friends to do the same. Ask your colleagues or your students to write one. It might even be a fun idea for your immediate family, first everyone’s individual rights, then your collective rights. Let’s do this! Share your Personal Bill of Rights and tag me (@bbray27) and others on Twitter.