It’s late and I could wait until the morning, but hey, I’m up now and I’m on a writer’s roll.
We are coming to the end of this March Writing Marathon and I’m feeling that it’s time to ask: what made this one different from the other 5?( I’m still in the Seder frame-of-mind.)
This year I had a strong start. I was just back from a great beach vacation and racing back into my life with lots to write about. I didn’t have too much energy at first to comment on many other slices, I wanted to, but I lost my focus quickly. It was hard to get back on a normal sleep schedule. And yes, it was tough to figure out want Slicers I should respond to. I tried to add newbies into my usual circle of Slicers I read regularly: Tara, Stacey, Linda, Elsie, Stacie, Kevin…
I had no trouble composing my own slices. I write best in my own moments. I don’t know if that’s interesting to others, but it works for me.
I don’t have my own classroom so sometimes I feel like I’m missing something that most Slicers share. But I do have a very rich work life with the HVWP and during this past month, I have had lots of PD and documentary challenges to share.
As the month progressed I did get my energy back and I loved reading lots of slicers, getting to know them, reading a bunch regularly.
I had one Slice that I knew was coming to mark the 1 year anniversary of the loss of my close friend, Eileen, but it was that Slice that brought me the greatest number of comments. Interesting… and supportive 🙂
Bravo to Ruth and Stacey for their great success here that they’ve built their online space over the years, continually pushing themselves to make this space fresh and innovative, never resting on their laurels.
I am not feeling the usual sadness as I have in the past. I will write blog entries often, maybe not every day, and Tuesday Slices will take me right back to a version of this wonderful writing experience with a real community of fantastic teacher writers.
I’m feeling very rich…