SOLC #1 of 31
Thank you to Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Anna, and Beth for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge throughout the month of March and on Tuesdays throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts or to join in!
I signed up for my third Slice of Life Challenge yesterday. I knew that I would, but this year was harder for me to commit than I remember it being the last two years.
I could write about the nudges I received to slice every day. Nudges from people I have met in person through daily slicing. Nudges from my daughter who has joined us in the Challenge for the last couple of years... Larkin called to say that she is planning to do the Challenge again from college. How happy am I? (I'm sure this will be a post early on...)
I could write about the growth I've made as a writer and the learning I've experienced as a teacher of writing from writing. Every. Single. Day.
I could write about the impact that this community has had on my family, since I have gotten all of us to spend time slicing at night. Not every night, but enough of them so that we all understand the power of highlighting a seemingly mundane event and immortalizing it by writing.
I could also write a lot about everything else in my life that is going to get in the way of daily slicing. Couldn't we all? I won't. Not yet. I'm sure that I'll touch on this at some point over the thirty-one days.
Instead, I will write about this morning, when I woke up not thinking about bills or the weather or grocery store aisles or delegating house chores or meetings at work. I woke up thinking about writing.
I'm looking forward to the day, and I'm looking forward to the month. Thank you to all of you who inspire me every day.