Fine, I guess

The title of this post accurately sum up how I feel about my writing this March. Usually at the end of the month I’m a bit sad that the SOL challenge is ending for the year. I can also choose a piece or two that I enjoyed writing and am proud of.

This year, not so much.

It’s been fine, I guess.

Every year it’s a challenge (duh, that’s why it’s called a challenge) but it’s also fun to constantly seek out ideas and little slices to write about. But this year, I just wasn’t as motivated.

Perhaps because I work from home, I struggled to find sparks of inspiration during the day. I didn’t have silly conversations with students or see random things on my drive to work.

I also did a terrible job of commenting. I did at least three per day for at least the first 20 days, but then it sort of went downhill from there.


I think I’m just going to have to come to terms with it being an “eh” challenge year and plan to be bigger–or maybe just better– next year.

Thank you to everyone who followed me on this “fine, I guess” journey, liking and commenting along the way. I enjoyed reading so many awesome blog posts this year.

Maybe I’ll try to write on SOL Tuesdays sometimes, but either way, you know I’ll see you all next March! Happy 2021, everyone!

6 thoughts on “Fine, I guess

  1. As I’m writing this on April 2, I get your slice. This year has not been a good one for slice, comment, the whole nine yards. This is the first year I’ve had that “meh” feeling about the Challenge, but yet, it’s as the pandemic continues, I feel like the writing is what we need right now.

    I hope your year is one of a little less craziness, just a little! 🙂

    As you reflect, I hope you find your joy in the writing. We all need a little heart!

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  2. I have a lot of “Fine I guess” slices this month too. I’m very glad I did the challenge again and enjoyed writing and commenting. I am also glad it’s over! Usually I’m sad and wish we could all just keep going. I’ve never understood the slicers who are relieved it’s done. But this year I get it!

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  3. Sometimes, things don’t live up to what we hoped. This is a year where so many times I’ve been surprised and yet not. Your title and sentiment are felt. I don’t think you are alone in that feeling either. I hope inspiration begins to find you again and moments make themselves available to you so you can write and share, and maybe, on a Tuesday here or there, you’ll feel what you missed this month. Best to you and so glad you joined.

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  4. I completely understand the fine, I guess sentiment of 2020-2021. My husband isn’t allowed to ask how my day was because of just that feeling, and I think it flows into the March slicing. Sometimes good enough is more that good enough. You did it and showed up even when it was hard and didn’t feel great, and that’s a big deal.

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  5. I have felt the same way this year, and it was my 8th. I think my best slice was the one today – the last one. If I had only written that first, maybe some things would have been different. I am hoping to catch more Tuesdays this year, so maybe that will keep me motivated or at least my muscles working!

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  6. Ebbs and flows. Sunshine and rain. Give and take. You’ve written about acceptance and hope here with a vulnerability I appreciate. There’s something to be said for that! May brighter more creative days be ahead and lay small joys pervade your summer after this last pandemic year.

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