March 2020 SOLC–Day 7
A huge thank you to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create an amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.
A colleague/friend, who knew I’d been leaning toward not participating in the challenge this year, stopped me in the hall at school.
“Are you doing it?” she asked.
“I am,” I said.
“Are you glad?”
I responded immediately, “Yes! So glad! Every day it feels like I’m hugging a secret.”
The words popped out of my mouth before I’d pieced them together in my mind. Once I heard them though, they stopped me in my tracks. I really do feel just like that.
Being more aware of the small moments in my daily life is a big part of what I enjoy about the challenge, but I’d somehow forgotten how much more there is to it. How I love reading other people’s posts. How I love leaning into their days and moments and learning about their lives and from their writing. How I love the sense of community and support. How I love knowing I can tap into that resource any time, 24/7, during this entire month. How we’re all in it together, cheering each other on.
It really is like I have a big, happy secret or maybe a hidden stash of candy (and I’m talking the good stuff–no Mary Janes or Charleston Chews, but high quality chocolate all the way!). Simply put, it’s the best!
I don’t know if I’ll post 31 days this month, but I do know that I’m awfully glad I’m giving it a try.