Friday, March 30, 2018

I Don't Wanna Do It

This year, I find myself kicking and screaming towards the end. In my best recollection, I've never felt like this before about slicing. I wonder what's changed?  Honestly, the only thing that's bringing me back day after day in this final week, is my students. I have students who have committed to this challenge. Sixth-graders are slicing over spring break. What can I possibly tell them? I didn't feel like it?!?! I forgot?!?! NO.

That's why I'm here. Writing. Blogging. Slicing. Tomorrow is the final day. I confess...I'm excited to be finished. The feeling for me is different this year. I'll need to reflect on why that is, but right now, I just notice and accept it.

Today is Friday. I spent the afternoon with friends. We laughed and talked and listened. It was the best part of my week. Sitting with people who know me and hear me and like me. I hope your Friday was filled with joy. 

March is the Slice of Life Challenge.
I'll be sharing a post each day in the month of March.
Please join me at Two Writing Teachers to read more slices!


  1. I'm glad your Friday was joyful! I also feel relief knowing the challenge is coming to an end. I feel really proud of myself this year for accomplishing it. It's been a struggle. But I think the writing I did this month has been therapeutic for me in many ways. I'll be interested to know more about your reflections on why this year was a struggle.

  2. I love your honesty, Michelle. Writing is not always joyful and easy. Kicking and screaming is a common reaction. Celebrate your accomplishment for this amazing month and get back to us on your reflections about how this year was different once you get some perspective. You must have so much more empathy for your kids now.

  3. I, too, have struggled. But we made it...well, we will make it! Now, my goal is to write poetry for April. I must be crazy!

  4. Even though I haven't visited your blog too much this year, I love the way you write. Your voice comes through so clearly that I feel like I know you. Please keep writing. I'm glad you had time to spend with friends, laughing and relaxing. :)

  5. I think the challenge is wonderful, but it does carry a cost. Perhaps paying that cost was part of your struggle? This year what I really noticed was that I missed my morning pages. I was so busy writing to create a slice, that I didn't have time for less focused writing--That's the writing that often helps me process, or brings up exciting ideas or thoughts to explore. Whatever it does, I really missed it. I'm glad you stuck with it, though and that you had a joyful day with friends.


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