Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Slice of Life - Here comes the challenge


I actually started this blog as a way to participate in the Slice of Life Challenge each Tuesday. As a teacher who asks my students to write I need to be modeling that writing. SOLC gave me a way to put some of my writing out there in what I hoped would be a safe forum. Even though it has only been a couple of months both the discipline and the community of writers has been both encouraging and refreshing. (Wow, I went and looked and it has been more than six months!)

Now the March Challenge is nearly upon us. Thirty-one days of Slices. I have been trying to psyche myself up for this challenge. My grade level science fair, which I oversee, falls during this time. Spring Break falls during this time. The rest of life falls during this time. (That is the good part, life to Slice about.) Will I make it? Just like taking other major challenges, be it a masters degree or major backpacking trips or a marathon (or completely natural childbirth) I set out to accomplish the task to the best of my ability, but I do realize that there are things that are outside of our control.

So, barring anything crazy, I plan to make it through, slicing everyday. Hopefully April first will bring a respite (though brief as April 3rd is a Tuesday). Bring on March!


  1. I understand your thinking. It mirrors what has been on my mind for the last month. I did it last year so I am hanging on to that thought, I can do it again. Can't wait to learn more about the lives of Tuesday friends and new people. See you in March!

  2. I am feeling exactly like you! But, I do want to try the challenge. I think it will be good for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Once you get started, you'll get caught up in the energy of this writing community - it's a wonderful place!