The blog is a really good idea, and probably could be used effectively by most people. I say this because writing something down seems to work well for me. When I write my thought down, especially those things that I am concerned about, there is closure. It appears that the book you highlighted had some words of wisdom that you have obviously paid attention to. Being impeccable with what you say and write is important and sometimes hard to make habitual. You are definitely on track. Of coarse from my point of view, "Always doing your best" is a key to being happy with yourself. I am starting to challenge myself more each day to get out of my comfort zone. I am not sure this came out of your reading, but striving to get out of your box will work toward a continuation for learning. When you relate to your experiences (teaching), you cannot always expect your partner, friend, spouse to understand what you are talking about. If they have not walked in your shoes, they will not understand. You can only ask them to be good listeners. When you allude to the fact that you might be too busy to keep up the blog, remember that you are doing this for fun. This is not a requirement. Also, remember that your job is to teach, which includes planning lessons and grading papers. Teaching has many responsibilities and it is difficult. You have a lot of patience, but it will take you time to get enough experience to really get comfortable with the process. You will do well, just keep doing. Yes, I am available for you. Let me know when you want to get away from the rat race. I am thinking about drinking coffie, hiking, biking, etc.