I worked all day (every period full of life and middle school drama) and met up with a former colleague after school (always nice to catch up). When I got home I did some laundry, put the dishes away, talked to my husband for a while, and started watching the Cubs. But there’s one thing I didn’t do today…
I didn’t write.
So, there I was, scrolling through Facebook and Twitter, all the while thinking, “I should write my Slice today. I need to get that done.” I watched more TV, and checked my email. Then I opened Twitter again. After all day, here’s what I found:
So here I am, typing my Slice. Sometimes you need a good kick in the butt. Thank you, Jess Keating and Kelly Gallagher, for motivating me to write tonight. Now I intend to watch more of the Cubs, but I’m more likely to fall asleep within the hour.
October 17, 2017 at 10:24 PM
Bravo for keeping your slicing streak alive in the midst of a jammed day. As for the Cubs keeping their playoff hopes alive… TBD.
October 17, 2017 at 11:07 PM
Words on the page … Every word matters! Watching the Cubs as I type with fingers and toes crossed!
October 18, 2017 at 12:39 AM
It’s always a challenge to try and keep up with everything, but rewarding to know you can always squeeze in some time to write a slice of your life! That’s important, and I’m glad that despite the busy day you took some time to write as well as watch the Cubs.
October 18, 2017 at 6:11 AM
Hooray for showing up! I love the tweet from Gallagher that simply says, “Get words on the page.” So simple. So challenging. So true!
October 18, 2017 at 6:50 AM
Isn’t it great when the universe gives you what you need? Keep writing, Jennifer!
October 18, 2017 at 6:26 PM
October 18, 2017 at 12:39 PM
I guess that was definitely a sign! It’s amazing how just getting a few words down helps. That’s why I have about 35 (no kidding) drafts in my blog. I think of something, write a sentence, and then hopefully return to it one day. Thanks for posting!
January 23, 2018 at 12:49 AM
This is a good reminder. I walked away from writing when things got busy, around the time you posted this. I regret it. And I even saw those trees by Kelly Gallagher!
Thanks for the vulnerability and encouragement!