This past month, Shelley and I participated in the Slice of Life Challenge (SOLC) hosted by Two Writing Teachers. As part of the challenge, we wrote daily and read and commented on the writing of other “slicers”. Conversation during two Twitter chats this week, ShelfieTalk and G2Great, reminded me that one of the best ways to inspire students to reflect and set goals is to do so ourselves. In that spirit, I have made my last post for SOLC 2019 a reflection on this month and ideas for where I might go next as a writer.
Morning is my favorite time of day.
5:00 am before the house wakes
I settle into my couch
laptop seated on the blanket that covers me
and in between sips of coffee
I savor this time and
look forward to it each day.
The gift of writing daily means
being more present in my life.
When I process life’s challenges through
my pen and computer keyboard,
I greet them with an open heart
and with an eye towards opportunity.
Writing is a meditation;
an action that inspires stillness
Writing with others is empowering.
My fellow slicers and I form
a community of writers.
I find inspiration for writing and living
in the words of others.
I find strength in our connectedness-
a reciprocal give and take
This month has been a gift.
A time for reflection and celebration.
A time to look towards my future writing self
What do I hope for my life as a writer?
Continue to blog regularly, definitely.
Write daily, without a doubt.
Above all else
is to stay in the flow of writing.