It’s time to say thank you, but in the most selfish of ways. I am thanking some amazing writers in this incredible community, but I am doing it so that I now have a list to return to when I need some inspiration. You see, I have just spent the vast majority of my allotted writing time, and then some, going back through 30 days of blog posts from educators participating in the Slice of Life March writing challenge. I have scrolled and rescrolled, clicked and skimmed and moved through dozens and dozens of blogs and blog posts….revisiting some from this past month and discovering a few new ones that I didn’t know were hiding.
First, and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to the five incredible writers and educators who pulled this challenge together and provided what must have been an incredible amount of support for the bloggers who write well, but are technologically challenged. There were many, many comments about how to post permalinks and find support! And through it all, they wrote and commented and built the foundation for this house we all visited this month.
Now for the writers who touched me deeply, somehow, and became a part of my daily routine. I have subscribed to their blogs, searched out their posts and felt like I couldn’t really go to sleep until I had at least seen their title for the day. There is so much talent and beauty in the words that you all put onto your pages, along with some great snarky humor and contemplative questioning, I am honored to share this space with you for the month of March.
And then there are the writers whose names I am always drawn to each day when I finally post my own permalink. A few are “first time” slicers and many are far more seasoned at this than I, but they make up so much of this community. I have to admit, scrolling through to see who “jumps out” at me is one of my favorite pastimes of the month!
To all of you who have shared this house with me, either in a lovely chair by the window, smushed up on the couch with some comfy pillows, or strolling about outside, contemplating the natural world with all its wonderful metaphors…thank you. You make me a better writer and a better person.