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?