Slice of Life Challenge
Please join the challenge over at Two Writing Teachers!
When March started peeking around the corner I was nervous about this challenge. I thought, I'll never have time to write a blog post everyday. I started devising ways to back out...and skip this experience...I'm so glad I showed up. That's what I'm learning about writing...so much of it is showing up. Being present. Just doing it. Why am I glad to be part of this challenge?
1. Blogging friends I've made. There are people out there I've never seen in person...yet, and I eagerly read their blog posts each day. I know them. They know me. I consider them friends and I'm grateful for their wisdom, kindness, and support!
2. Discipline...habit...this challenge has made writing a daily habit. I write everyday. I WRITE EVERYDAY! Oh, for how long have I wanted to say that and now I can. It's hard. It's work. I have to show up...but the benefits are worth it.
3. Learning. Reading these thoughtful and creative blog posts written by others inspire me and teach me so much. I see new ways to express myself. I observe how others teach and bring those practices into my classroom. I listen to stories of life and family and learn about who these writers are.
4. I am a writer. By blogging everyday, I feel more confident in speaking those words. Yesterday I was running errands and I ran into a coworker and his wife. As I introduced myself, she said, "Oh, you're the writer!" I smiled. Yes. Yes, I'm the writer.
Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers for hosting this challenge. This has changed me. I'm proud to be part of it. Grateful for the opportunity and the support that I always find here.
Fellow bloggers, I invite you to stop and reflect on your journey so far. I invite you to congratulate yourself and be proud of your accomplishments! I'm honored to be in your company!