Getting Busy Personal by Joel Wagner - August 8, 2008July 1, 20106 Share on Facebook Share 0 Share on TwitterTweet 0 Share on Pinterest Share 0 Share on LinkedIn Share 0 Total Shares Today is my 30th birthday. I have summer band this morning, and then not much else planned the rest of the day. I’ll probably end up writing a more substantial blog article about this later on. On that note, I have been out of touch with the blogging world lately. I guess it has a lot to do with the fact that I have become quite busy in the “real world” and blogging takes a back seat to all of that. This has really been the case since April and many of you have probably noticed quite a downswing in the number of articles I have written. I also fall behind in reading. When I first started blogging, it served to fill in the blanks in my life. When I found myself staying home most every night and going out only for school-related activities, it was a choice of either spending all night on MySpace or Facebook looking for new friends, instant messaging, watching TV, or reading and writing blogs. Now that things have stepped up, I love having thise resource here, but I also feel obligated at times to write. I find that when I write out of obligation, the content is not usually very interesting or good. So I just usually don’t. I have had a few requests from people for me to write variuous things lately and have been tagged in memes some as well. If that’s you, I want to thank you. I also want to assure you that it will eventually get written! I just need to find some time, energy, strength, and motivation. Hang in there! But for now, time to get to summer band! Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.