For the month of March, I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol19) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. This is my first year slicing.
I’m sitting in a doctor’s office, watching House Hunters International on the waiting room TV. I don’t want to be watching rich people buy second homes in beautiful exotic places I will never be able to afford, so open up WordPress on my phone to draft a blog post. Due to my mood, it’s a pretty negative post.
I save it as a draft and start something else… but it’s about my classroom. I’ve been working on building boundaries between work and home life, and one of my “rules” is no work on weekends. I realize I want my Slice of Life participation to reflect this decision, not derail it. So I save the post as a draft.
I start reading other Slices, and realize there is really no right way to slice. That’s what I love about this community: though teaching has brought us here, slicing is a celebration of the whole teacher, not just our profession.
So today, I won’t be writing a long or thoughtful post. My partner just got his flu diagnosis, and after a week of this bug lingering, we’re both pretty tired out. We’ll soon go home, get him some rest, and watch the DC United game from home instead of our usual standing-only, beer-in-your-hair Supporters Section.
I knew daily writing would get difficult at some point… and only three days in, here it is! I’m thankful for this community keeping me accountable, even on the off days.