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!


  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.


  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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