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.
Beverly, that is great. It is one large commitment but will be well worth the effort. Good luck.
Thanks Haddon. Will be as if OI am studying/working as well.
Wow! That should be quite a year. I manage March SOL every year, but a whole year. Hats off to your commitment.
Thanks Ramona. But I do aim to include art journaling as well – which I do already. As long as I do something each day.
I love the idea of journaling dangerously! Enjoy the challenge. I’m certainly inspired by it.
Thanks Lori. I was too and it fit perfectly with my mood and need.
lovely goal! I love the idea of journaling dangerously!
Thanks Sonja. It was the name that really appealed to me first.
Oh, well done! This sounds like the perfect beginning of the year project.
Thanks Tara. September has always been a new start – even since I retired. Seemed a good one to join in – especially as there’s support and a facebook group.
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!