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Half Way There #SOL16 Day 15

I’ll be honest, I can’t believe I’ve made it this long.  Today, since we’re half way through this challenge, I thought I’d quickly reflect on what I’ve learned, felt, seen.

  • Ideas are everywhere. I used to think “I don’t have anything to say” or “I don’t know what to write about”, so I wouldn’t write.  But now, I’ll be driving to school and see someone driving like an idiot and think “blog post: bad drivers in Alabama”. During conversations, exercising, or making lunch, I think of topics.  It’s made me appreciate every little thing around me.
    • Sidenote, I’m thankful for Trello which I use to organize my ideas and keep track of them.  It’s a website and an app on your phone.  Check it out!
  • The blogging community is incredible.  Yesterday, for example, I shared a frustration I’m having with a student.  I got so many comments offering suggestions and ideas, but most importantly, encouragement.  Sonja Schulz‘s comment made me tear up.  I read it again today before the class with said student, and I made it through.  Even on happy days, it is SO amazing to read the feedback from fellow bloggers.  I feel so much more confident as a writer.  So, thank you, everyone who has read, and especially commented on, my blog! 🙂
  • I have more time than I think.  Usually, I tell myself I do not have enough time to do yoga, or write a blog post, or read my book…turns out I’m lying to myself. I do have time if I make time.  All it requires is a goal and the motivation to actually follow through on it.  I swear, despite being out of town for 11 days this month, I WILL write every. single. day.  Even if it’s an extremely short post from the WordPress app on my phone.  I will do it.  I must.
  • There are some awesome people writing blogs that I didn’t know about!  This has been a great opportunity to expand my reading list.  I follow many blogs on my Feedly reader, and I’m excited to find so many more to add.

I feel like there’s more, but that’s all I can come up with now.  It’s time to start prepping dinner, feed and walk the dogs, make my sub plans for Thursday and Friday, and maybe squeeze in some yoga…since I do have the time.

Happy Tuesday, folks!

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I’m trying to write for 31 days straight with the Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers.  Wish me luck!!

10 thoughts on “Half Way There #SOL16 Day 15

  1. Yeah! Great Job! The more you write the more there is to write. As you say even a few words makes a difference. I love the things you have learned by writing. Especially that fact that we have time if we make time! Thanks for sharing and have fun doing yoga tonight as well!

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  2. I have surprised myself too! This is my first time slicing, and I am determined to make it to the end. I like the fact that you have reflected on the lessons you have learned. I might try that myself so that I can come back to it when I am having a dry spell. I am going to check out Trello. Thanks!

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  3. I love this reflection. I feel the same way and have learned many of the same lessons. After not blogging for over 18 months, these past 15 days feel like a huge accomplishment. I will definitely check out that app you mentioned. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

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