It's Day One of the Two Writing Teacher's Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. It's the fourth year I've taken on this challenge, and I decided to go back and read my Day One posts from the last three years.
In 2013, I was still teaching in a special education resource room, with a ten-month-old degree in library science burning a hole in my pocket. The blanket I started on, as mentioned in that post, is still unfinished. Hoping to have it done by the time that young girl graduates from high school.
I was a newbie librarian during the 2014 SOLSC, nervous about facing the writing challenge again and basking in the glow of finally finding my niche, my job-that-feels-like-play. I am happy to say that I still feel that way, even during this past week of spring book fair and the upcoming chaotic schedule of testing season.
Speaking of book fairs...last year's Day One post was written during the event, as this year's post falls on our last day of sales. I'm bone-weary but grateful for the reading community that supports our library.
The experience of "Slicing" is one of the reasons I began this new blog platform. I believe my older blog, More Books Than Time, should remain literacy- and library-centric. One thing I've learned from my previous three years of March writings is that the more personal and vulnerable my posts are, the more they resonate with my readers. I didn't want to make anyone looking for a book recommendation uncomfortable with intimate musings; this new platform allows more elbow room for my thoughts and feelings.
Now, as before, fingers crossed for thirty more days of writing inspiration!