Reflecting on the halfway mark

Day 15 – March SOLSC #sol17

Milestone celebration!  I made it to the halfway mark!  Yay!  I can’t believe that I almost didn’t participate in this Challenge because of my fears.  Fears that have been with me forever.  Fears that have developed over time. Fears about being able to do it – to write every day.

I wanted to stop and reflect on this halfway mark but I realize that I’ve been reflecting all along in some way – even if I wasn’t recording it.   I’ve been learning about myself as a writer through this experience.  Here’s what sticks out so far:

  • I actually DO enjoy writing and expressing myself through my writing.
  • I’m learning what “Writing from the Heart,” truly means.
  • I’m definitely more motivated to write because I know people from this great community are going to read what I write .  (audience!)
  • I’m more comfortable writing narratives, but also enjoy experimenting with poetry.
  • I look forward to people’s comments on my posts and learn from them (feedback!)
  • I benefit from looking to other bloggers as mentors.  I may not have tried different structures or poems without my mentors.
  • I am finding ideas EVERYWHERE! Ideas pop into my head all day long and I jot them into my writer’s notebook.
  • I look forward to writing every day (and reading other slices too)! It’s become one of my favorite times of my day.

As I write down this first reflection, I’m already seeing the connections between what helps me as a writer and what helps my students.  I’m looking forward to the second half of this challenge and what else I learn about myself as a writer (and reflect on it too)

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Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for created this amazing writing community!

7 thoughts on “Reflecting on the halfway mark

    • I’ve told my students about this challenge (first graders) and have shown them my blog (They think I’m famous!) But I haven’t really read them any of my pieces. Maybe an idea for tomorrow 🙂

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  1. So glad you decided to be a part of the Slice of Life challenge! I joined last year and had a lot of the same fears. It’s amazing how it allows you to grow as a writer! Ideas are truly everywhere!

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  2. I’ve long had fears about writing, and am starting to conquer them because of this challenge. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer too! Fun, isn’t it? ~JudyK

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  3. Congratulations! This is my 4th year – It has changed me as a writer and teacher. I, too, eagerly wait what comments might come my way. It’s so awesome to hear from teachers all over the country.

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