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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!