Sure, for MOST students whose summers are filled with special moments at camp or family vacations, finding a "moment" to describe makes sense. But, when your life is focused on sadness or sickness or anger or hurt, it can be difficult, perhaps even impossible to notice and write about those moments amidst the strife. It can be hard to trust that your audience will understand or may even want to hear your story!
Sure, I can write about my elderly Aunt's tough times. I can write about my students and their challenging journeys. I can even write about flat tires. I'm guessing most of you can connect on some level with those tough times.
At times, I've wondered if I should share about my own "tough times" wondering if my own story might help someone else? I've wondered if it might even help me? Yet, as I am returning to writing and this SOL community, I've chosen mostly to share about the "easy-to-write-about" moments that I can now notice. Perhaps some day, I may share my tough times, but for now, I'll just ask you to consider how hard it must be to notice the small, easier to write about, personal moments when you are not sure your audience will understand.