#sol17- Day 31/31- March 31, 2017
As you know, today is the last day of the Slice of Life Challenge-whether it was your first year or your tenth, I am sure that you have grown as a writer this month. I did not think I would write a reflection for a last slice, but my slices have a way of just showing up on my computer screen (#pantser) , so here I am.
This I Believe (after a NPR podcast a friend just shared with me helped to change my format)
This year I only wrote one poem (or maybe not even one)- in past years I wrote more poetry. I did not vary my slices enough this year- I tend to write like a reporter-boring!
This year I did not make an idea list, but I saw that several people did and I saved them in case I ever needed an idea- turns out I never looked at them.
This year I was one of the welcome wagon commenters, as I was last year- I was lucky enough to have such a varied group to follow- several of whom blogged every day:)
It was great fun (and often very inspirational) to slice with my third graders and a few former students. Some of them are going to keep slicing.
It was great to have some colleagues try it with their classes for the first time.
I did not comment on as many slices as I read and I feel badly about that, as I know how important comments are.
I know from past experience that I will not feel like I suddenly have more free time tomorrow, just like I know that next March I will magically find time to squeeze the chaos in again.
There are a lot of amazing writers in our community- I know in the future I will read books and say, “I remember reading her/his slices.”
What starts out feeling like a chore, becomes a habit, and I have to try to maintain the momentum and write more regularly.
I will see you here next Tuesday.