If you are not creating now, then you are missing an opportunity. This could be learning something new, creating exciting online lessons for kids, TikToking for kids, or putting original content on Youtube. There are infinite possibilities and not all of them are online.
If you are just consuming now, you are missing out. If you are not learning to type better, a language, a skill, or how to have a voice, you are missing out. If you are only reading right now, you are missing out.
It is about connecting, it is about leadership, but it is also about growth. Those that need to lead, need to grow.
I can not even begin to tell you how many original links I have created and experiences I have tried to share. I love telling stories, but I don't like writing them down. Your products, like your stories need to be "you" whatever that is.
You have to be okay with your not okay so your okay can mentally survive now. Part of that is keeping your brain busy. I have found avenues, you need to find yours. It can be anything, but a larger portion of it has to be creation. This can be cooking, hands on art, home renovation you participate in, exercising your body to create a new you, whatever. The only requirement is active participation and something changes because you had a part in it.
If all you do right now as an educator is suck in information and do not create in anyway, you are not going to be ready. Those creators like me, and other students, I know, are not going to be able to relate.