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SOLSC Day 12: Almost Half Way!


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Almost Half Way!

Wow! This month is flying by (thankfully). We are almost half way through the Slice of Life Story Challenge. I’m thinking we should have a theme every month, and write every day, all the time! April could be Poetry Month (it is anyway) and we could all post poems of our own or refer to our favorites; May could be gardening/flowers/nature’s wonders; June could be summertime celebrations, etc.

To be honest, it’s not easy to write every day, especially when you have other jobs and careers getting in the way. Not that my job gets in the way of my writing…yes! Sometimes, it does.  I feel guilty when I write some days, because I’m taking half an hour (or hour!) to write a little post, and then I still have to grade, plan, prepare for my reading conferences, look up resources, etc. You, know. All the OTHER tasks that need to be completed, at school and at home.

Very honestly, I just did the dishes tonight after 4 days! Both sides of the sink were full. I usually yell at everyone else in the house to help me get chores done, but I wasn’t doing the chores, either. Everyone else is busy, too, with school, jobs, etc. So I kept quiet. The sink filled. AAHHHH!

Back to writing: “almost half way” made me think about other things that I’m half way done doing:

Life (I’m 46; times 2, that’s 92!)

Paying the mortgage (Yes!)

Cleaning the stacks of paper off my desk (there were 4; I’m down to 2.)

The mid-way point is a good place. I’m really ready for the final stretch, though. Keep writing! I’ll see you all at the finish line!


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

8 thoughts on “SOLSC Day 12: Almost Half Way!

  1. The mid period seems to be the hardest part in writing this month. So keep up with the dishes and even if you don’t, you can write about it.

  2. YAY!!! Going strong!!! Keep going!!! 🙂

  3. congratulations…on half way…you are a terrific writer and I enjoyed reading…it is hard when we’ve got so much of our lives to contend with.

  4. Midway is a good place to be in (especially when it comes to mortgage payments). Keep going and stay strong with the writing!

  5. I love thinking about the many things that you are nearly half way through. Hmmm … Now I’m wondering what would be on my list if I were to make one.

  6. I love your post. I appreciate your description and openness. It makes me think that you and I have so much in common. Thanks for encouraging us to keep writing. I look forward to this time each day and have found myself fearful a couple times this week that I wasn’t going to find time for it. I know I would have kicked myself for that.

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