Monday, April 27, 2015
Getting to Know Your Favorite Online SLPs: A Linky Party
I am linking up with Natalie Snyders to share a little bit about who I am. If you read my blog you know I wear my heart on my sleeve, so I'm fairly transparent. These are the more unknown details, the items I don't frequently talk about.
Who am I?
My name is Annie and I currently live in New Hampshire. Previously, I made New Jersey my home and despite living in NH I will always be a Jersey girl! I am married to my best friend and we have two teenagers, nearly 17 and nearly 15. At this point our kids are fairly independent and my husband and I are reclaiming the time we used to have to pursue our interests. I have been working as an SLP since 1983 primarily in the schools, although for a while early on I did contract with a home health agency to supplement my income. I contracted to a number of schools in NH when our children were young so I could be home and provide some financial support to our family. I am finishing up my 12th year in a public school in NH and see myself retiring from this position in 6 years or so. In July it will be one year since I started blogging. I started in order to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone. What has followed as a result has been transformational.
What do I offer?
I have enjoyed this question, because what I offer is a little different. While I do have a TpT store, there are not a lot of products there and most of them are free. My joys come from posting what I do each and every day on Instagram (follow me at anniedoyle226) and sharing my musings and revelations on my blog (doylespeechworks.blogspot.com). My personal and professional journeys are completely intertwined and I really enjoy sharing what I have learned along the way.
My dream job?
My dream job would be entrepreneurial in nature. I really want to be my own boss and I would be cooking. I would love to own a shop that prepared different specials daily and only those specials would be available on that day. Of course there would be a variety; sweets, breads, pasta and meat dishes, all Italian and delicious. My shop would also stock hard to find Italian foods and delicacies. Things I've missed since moving to New England.
3 of my favorite things?
It's very challenging to commit to only three favorites. Reading, cooking/baking, spending time with my friends and family. I have to add a fourth...puzzles, all kinds.
Who else should I know?
I have connected with so many people in this great big social media world. It is impossible to limit myself to just one, but one of the first friends I made once I entered the blogosphere was SparklleSLP. I consider her my friend, despite never having met her face to face! Isn't that wild? She is smart and talented and supportive and just so genuine. Check out her blog (http://sparklleslp.blogspot.com/) and her TpT store (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sparklle-Slp).
Thanks to Natalie for hosting this fun linky party. It's been fun to learn about my most favorite bloggers on Earth; SLPs!