Tuesday, February 25, 2014

To Tell You The Truth...

To tell you the truth

I wasn't sure I was going to do the Slice of Life challenge this year.  I kept making excuses.

  • My coursework is keeping me very busy, especially setting up my flipped class and website
  • I'm also writing pieces for another blog and I'm not sure I want the stress of writing every day
  • I'm out of the habit of writing
  • I'm not in the mood for writing
  • Speech is keeping me so busy
  • New responsibilities at school are eating up my time
  • blah, blah, blah.blah, blah
  • I still need to write.
  • I still have stories to tell (and so does Chloe)
  • I MUST practice what I teach
  • can I ask students to write daily when I'm not
  • can I ask students to write three blog posts a week when I'm not
I feel like a hypocrite

So, once again, 


So, I'm getting ready.  I've been pinning lots of blog post prompts to help out on those days when I don't think I have anything to write about (and we all have those).

I've cleaned off my desk one of the bedrooms upstairs so it's more conducive to writing.

I've been making time to write every day.  Many times I'll be writing with my creative students during class. But I've also blocked out time for home.

I've got my new supply of Flair pens

I've got my new writer's notebook ready to go for March. It's a Christmas gift from my oldest son and his family. Goes cute with the bag, too!

So now, all that needs to happen is to turn the page on the calendar!
See you on Saturday!


  1. So glad you will be writing in March! Love reading your posts! I need a bag that says "It's all about the pens!"

  2. I would miss you quite a lot if you weren't there, Deb. So happy you decided to join in. Love all your prep ideas too. I hope I can find a thread this year, but haven't yet! Best wishes for conferences!

  3. I love the Pinterest board! I will certainly refer to this during the next month. Thanks for the resources!

  4. I'm with Linda - I'd miss you, too, Deb. So, glad that you've talked your way into the Challenge!

  5. Slicing just wouldn't be the same if your voice wasn't here. I need to check out your board because I'm having a hard time finding topics lately.

  6. Your journal and the bag made me smile. Of course you will write, there is no other way. We are all under a spell. :)

  7. You had me breathless for a moment there Deb! You HAVE to join in and write. It just wouldn't be the same without you. And I would have been over here nagging and wondering where you were at!!! Glad you are in. See you on Saturday! :)

  8. Good luck on the challenge. I've fallen out of the habit as well and after 2 years away, I think I'm going to try as well. I'm so glad you posted this today.

    1. Oh good! You need to join again! I miss your voice.