I did it!

Today marks 31 days of writing for the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge. I did it! I have spent the past 31 days crafting stories to share. And here’s a secret…I loved it! I have learned so much about myself.

I have learned that I love to write. I had thought that I just loved to teach writing. But it turns out that I love to write too!

Stories are everywhere! I have always told my students this but I lived it during this month. There were days where I could have written several stories and had a difficult time narrowing it down to just one. I learned to watch the world unfold in front of me and to see the story, no matter how small they may seem.

People read what I write. It feels great to know that people are reading my stories. Yet, at the same time, it is a bit scary too. I am grateful for all of the support of friends, family, and strangers.

So to wrap up the month, I would like to share after reading Dan Yaccarino’s I am Story.

Stories…always around…constantly told. Simple and complex. Happy and sad. Adventurous and boring. Shared and private. Stories are everywhere. We all have them…it’s just a matter of looking at life with a different lens. Stories are not always grand and do not always have a happy ending. Sometimes they don’t really matter to anyone but us. But stories are there. Will you dare to share your story?

Published by booksonthebackporch

I am a wife, mom to two girls, a reading specialist, and avid reader and writer! I am excited to share my experiences through the different books of my life!

11 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. I learned some of the same things too. It’s amazing how much you can learn when you immerse yourself in an activity. I don’t remember the last time I did something like this!

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  2. What a great way to punctuate the end of the challenge. The last lines about stories and the places we find and share them is such an important reminder.

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  3. I’m with you on your reflective slice today!
    So many stories all around us. I’ve enjoyed following you this month. Good for you, completing 31 days! I hope to read more about you and your family next year !

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