The March Slice of Life Challenge
hosted by The Two Writing Teachers
Join us for a month of writing!
I'm always thankful for the people in my life that inspire me to be the 'best' me I can possibly be. Those who encourage me in the things that I feel confident in while gently (and sometimes not so gently) nudging me to take risks; to push myself past what I *think* I can do. Those who see the possibilities I've yet to see for myself.
My journey to taking part in this challenge started with a Voxer conversation and this tweet back in January:
Sure, I thought, I could surely write one post-it note a day for a week. And so it began...
And I posted for a little over a week. Eleven days, in fact. I even went a little crazy in Target one day and walked out with "writerly tools".
And while I didn't continue with post-it notes, I didn't forget the nudges and conversations about the importance of living a writerly life. I made a few lists of ideas to write about. I bought a new professional book on teaching writing and re-read parts of professional books I already owned. I even wrote a few entries.
And then came another "gentle" nudge...
...and here I am. Writing my first #sol16 post. But that's not the only result of those gentle nudges from a dear friend. No, I'm really taking the plunge and have just recently been accepted into the Southern Maine Writing Project's 2016 Invitational Summer/Fall Institute. I am making the commitment to nurture and grow the "writer" side of myself.