Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge at “Two Writing Teachers”.
For many, today is the first day of a new school year. New friends, new teacher, new adventures, new learnings.
For over 30 years, this was a day to prepare for, to worry about, and then enjoy as I meet and got to know my new students.
I still miss the excitement and even the challenges of those first days. This will be the third first day I have not started in a school.
Today, I decided I needed to get back some of that sense of excitement of a new year, of new challenges, of new faces.
Jen of Journal Wild posted about starting a year of “journaling dangerously” yesterday and the need to just start, anytime. Today is the perfect day for me to start.
As she said: “Simply put, I’m going to journal in some form every day for a whole year . … I see it as committing to showing up to the page every single day, even if all I do that day is write the date or swipe some paint on the paper. It is the act of showing up that makes it worthwhile.”
I resolve to commit to journal daily – whether it be in words or art, in a list or in paint, to a prompt or to my own need. There are no rules, except to journal each and every day.
I am excited to see what I learn about myself along the way.