Tuesday, February 11, 2020

#SOL2020 Lesson Learned

Lanny's reminder about March's Slice of Life Marathon made me feel as if I had been called into the principal's office about my lack of writing.  Clearly, I could choose to just let "the blog" rest in this new season of life; yet, this "blog" has been an important forum for saving the "small moments" of life and a way of connecting with others who process life and thinking in a similar way.

So, in a quick review of the past few months:
I learned to brush my teeth with bottled water and a "spittoon"!
I spent more time at the gym showering than exercising!
I cleaned the same corner 30 times until the dust finally settled.
I met amazing craftsmen, lived amidst chaos, wrestled with decisions.

I created a new generation graduate course while my laptop was covered with dust,
I filmed segments in a real studio after getting hair and make-up as if I was a star,
I aligned meaningful activities and video clips of student-teacher interaction,
I met producers, lived with stress, wrestled with deadlines!

I've watched my tribe of little people grow, learn, and thrive, each in their own way,
I've explained that their parents are "my babies" to disbelieving audiences,
I've read How to Track a Truck and Strega Nona more than a few times,
I've watched snow fall, Amazon trucks arrive, and Pete the Cat videos.

I've been busy, but the real reason for not writing is that it is hard to write when you get out of the daily practice of writing.  Plus, I really do have stories to share about my home renovation, course development, and my tribe. Lesson learned.


Terje said...

Busy and rich life. Each line you wrote could become a slice. Welcome back to this blog. I hope that you will settle into the routine and find the joy in blogging again.

Ramona said...

I look forward to the stores that will come again soon. I would love it if you would join me in my 52 stories effort. I've wanted to do this for some time & tying it to Tuesday Slice of Life holds me accountable. Love these words from your post: "this "blog" has been an important forum for saving the "small moments" of life and a way of connecting with others who process life and thinking in a similar way." I reread a small notebook recently and discovered words from you that I'd jotted to keep and savor. Please keep writing. I'm looking forward to your stories!

Stacey Shubitz said...

I’m thrilled you’re going to join us again next month to reconnect through story!

arjeha said...

It is easy to get out of the habit. "Oh, I need to do this" or "I just need to do this one little thing". We tend to forget that we all have stories to tell.

Fran Haley said...

So important: "This blog has been an important forum for saving the small moments of life" - yes, very much like a notebook or journal. That's how I look at my blog as well. Sustainability is always a challenge but I have learned that the more I stick with it, even when I don't feel like it or when I think there's nothing really to say ... something rises to the surface. Show up for the writing and the writing will show up for you. I celebrate with you!

Elizabeth Moore said...

Thank you for this! I am inspired to dive back in myself!