I really cannot believe today is the last day of the SOL March Writing Challenge; it was as hard as I had remembered from 2 years ago, but also just as rewarding. When I woke up this morning, the very first thing I thought about was that it was the last day and that I had done it. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough credit for all the things we juggle on a daily basis; family, work, commitments, working out- I could go on and on, but today, I think it’s the perfect time for us SOL of life bloggers to give ourselves a little credit.
Writing each day, sharing our lives for other people to read, judge, celebrate is really hard. I have so enjoyed getting to know my colleagues around the district and getting a peak into their lives. This experience gives us insight into what our students go through when we ask them to write, when we ask them to share their ideas and insights. That newly gained perspective made all of this worth it.
I am sitting here on my bed thinking about how thirty-one days ago I committed to this and how this challenge forced me to take a slice of my day and dedicate it to me. Some days it was really hard, some days taking the time was welcomed; it slowed things down a bit, as least for the time I was writing. So once again, this SOL challenge became so much more than just the writing, but uncovering little nuances about life that may have gone unnoticed. It’s that writerly awakeness that starts to take over and you see and live in moments and think about how you could about write it. It’ll take a few days to adjust to live with out blogging or writing or thinking about what to write about… until next year that is.