We made it to day 31. Wow. And it was actually much easier to accomplish this year, I think.
How has this month shaped me as a writer, you ask? Let’s see…
- I’m way more aware. I find inspiration everywhere: in commercials, statements made by my students / friends/ etc, songs, other slices, books I’m reading, my daily life
- I feel more comfortable sharing. This year I didn’t feel as pressured to post amazing stuff (not that I posted amazing stuff last year). I was more ok with just posting.
- I shared some deepish stuff: not wanting to have kids, looking for alternative careers. I’ve been wanting to write about both of these things for ages, and it felt SO good to share them and hear from other supportive slicers!
- I have talked to my students about the importance of editing and used my writing as an example.
- I better understand writer’s block when my kids are struggling to write.
- I have ideas for prompts for next year. I really want my kids to write a slice each week or something. I want this kind of writing to be a regular part of our classroom.
- I’ve learned from YOU! I have read so many great blogs. My most favorite post this month was Calling In from Rice & Coffee. It was just so perfect. I shared it with all my teacher friends because how could I not? I read some great slices that gave me ideas for now and the future. I read posts that took guts, posts that made me laugh, posts that made me a little queasy.
I’m sure I’ve learned TONS more but this is what I’ve got for now. My biggest concern is keeping up my writing. I have a blog for education too; it’s called Louden Clear. My goal is to update both my personal and professional blog each week. Here’s hoping I can do it! Surely if I can write every day, I can manage TWO posts per week! Right?!
Thank you to all of you who have read and commented on my slices. I appreciate it SO much. There’s really not much better than having someone read and appreciate your writing, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you Twowritingteachers.org for this opportunity every March! I definitely couldn’t do this without the support your group provides!
Happy slicing, everyone!