On Tuesdays, the incredible thinkers and writers at twowritingteachers.wordress.com host the Slice of Life, and many bloggers join and link up, sharing a piece of writing. The weekly events turns into a daily event/challenge for the month of March. Feel free to join the community as a writer or as a commenter!
Today is March 1st, which means, among other things, that it is the start of my second Slice of Life Challenge. This means that I will write every day. Every single day. And share what I have written with anyone who cares to read it on my blog, but especially with the rest of the writers who are in this SOLC with me. Some days, I will write about teaching, I am sure, because writers write about what they know. On those days, I will post on tworeflectiveteachers.blogspot.com. I share this blog with my friend, Melanie Swider, and it is for educators. Therefore, last year, I started my own blog for my other-subject writing. Sometimes, I will post there at justwriteMelanie.blogspot.com.
I'm overwhelmed at the prospect.
Time, energy, honesty.
Thinking, Remembering, Reflecting.
Every. Single. Day.
But doesn't life?
March is full of SO much this year. College responses will roll in (this matters A LOT to my oldest daughter!!!), the SBAC will roll out (this matters to me, mostly, although my youngest daughter is in sixth-grade and is ridiculously nervous. I'm sure I will post about this!). The post-season basketball tournament begins next weekend for my high school sophomore and will consume her and my husband, as her team will compete to keep playing. Tennis season will begin, and by the end of the month, maybe my back yard will be muddy grass instead of a snow prairie. Are the crocuses stirring at all now. Please let them be poking through by the end of the SOLC!
So why am I doing this SOLC? Because I believe in writing. Writers write. I learn from my writing--I learn about how to teach better and I learn about how to write better, but I also learn how to think better, learn about myself better, remember key events better, and focus on what really matters better.
It's not too late to join, if anyone is still just contemplating. The slicers are one of the most inclusive, encouraging, enthusiastic, and empathetic group I have ever met.
Hooray for March!