Slice of Life Tuesday

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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.

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11 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesday

  1. I like the idea of journaling and making it a daily practice. I’ve used Julia Cameron’s daily pages (from “The Artist’s Way”) in the past and feel like I got a lot out of it–especially when I was at my day job and not getting a lot of writing done. I could vent in those pages. And sometimes story ideas came out of them–like the title of one of my novellas. I haven’t journaled lately, but your post has me thinking about it. Good luck!

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