Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Slice of Life: Trying again
Oh...Slice of Life...how I have missed you! It has been a long time. Life is busy. I did not follow through on the March slice of life challenge. Stopped after day two...disappointed in myself. So, I stopped writing. Life was busy and many things were happening.
My youngest turned five. My middle daughter turned seven. Home birthday parties were planned. Easter activities were enjoyed. Soccer games for my oldest...exciting wins and disappointing losses. Stitches above my youngest daughter's eye. Girl Scout meetings to plan. Attended a teaching conference and then coming home to five little chicks in our house. Friendship worries, school worries, financial worries...sleepless nights. Submitting my first job application in a long time. Embracing change.
Yet amidst the busyness of life, something was missing. This morning I took out my writer's notebook and dusted it off. I opened it up and just started writing. It felt good to just write. I realized that it is the daily writing that I have missed. Taking the time to notice the small happenings. Taking a moment to notice the smiles, glistening eyes of wonder, cuddles, laughter, buds appearing, and other precious moments. Slowing down. Thinking about daily slices.
Although I didn't follow through on the slice of life challenge, I am jumping back in and will continue to try my best to grow as a writer. This is the message I want my daughters and students to learn...if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Thank you for offering the Slice of Life weekly post. Although I thought I had failed at the March challenge, I now realize it was a learning opportunity. I am not giving up - I will just keep writing. As Pete the Cat states, "Because it is all good."