March. Even the name of this month sounds daunting, strident, strong, unyielding, yet…Here I am, again.
And march I will do. I will march into this writing challenge and do the best I can. What else can I expect? It’s what I ask my kids to do every day. “Give it your best shot.” “Try something.” “What writer’s craft will you use today?”
Today I will commit to trying something hard, challenging. My thoughts are a flurry as once again I commence spring conferences, once again I am feeling buried by district assessments and once again I am feeling the tug of too many commitments.
Oddly enough, however, I remember how last year this writing challenge helped me focus and organize my thinking. It helped me clarify my priorities but most of all I truly enjoyed getting to know everyone through their magnificent and generous writing.
So, today’s slice of life is really more of a wedge or perhaps even a dollop of the mental preparation I’m fiddling with to get myself back into a writerly frame of mind.
March, 2, 3, 4. March, 2, 3, 4…