Today is March 1.
It is the beginning of a new month.
A fresh start.
Every few weeks we have the opportunity close out one month and start again.
For me, January was yoga.
February was paperwork and preparation.
March will be writing.
Writing is scary and personal. You have to bare a little bit of your soul and lay vulnerable to the world. We ask our students to do it each and every day, yet we hide behind our lesson plans. We are busy! “Who has the time?” we say to ourselves. As a literacy coach, I encourage my teachers to write but even I rarely make time for it myself. I have always wanted to, but it is so easy to make excuses. As the wise Dr. Seuss advises, “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”
Every great adventure starts with a little bit of apprehension, just like this pick up truck ride through the mountains to Semuc Champey in Guatemala. (I imagine I will write about that crazy slice of life in the upcoming days.) That adventure turned out to be worth all of the apprehension. So let’s see where this adventure of writing will take me!
I am excited to be joining this community of writers as part of the Slice of Life Challenge 2018 on the Two Writing Teachers blog.