Here we are, once again at the last day of the challenge. What a surreal time in our history to be having a month long challenge like this. In some ways, this challenge helped us write down our worries and fears in this uncertain and scary time. In some ways, it helped take our minds off of the big stuff going on by writing about something a thousand miles away from a pandemic. In some ways, it proved difficult to come up with something to write when your mind was so burdened with the weight of the world.
I will say, I’m glad I followed the challenge through to the end as I always do, even though this was probably the most difficult one yet. I’m glad because I can look back in years and see what I was feeling and seeing and experience, both good and bad.
But I will also say that I’m a bit disappointed. I always look forward to this challenge because I love writing and think I’m pretty good at it. I love the time to shine and have other see what I come up with. But this month…it was not my best work. Each day, I just gave just barely as much as I could. And that wasn’t always the best writing. And that makes me sad. But in light of the world happenings, it’s understandable. Sigh.
So good bye to all my fellow March Slicers. We made it. Trudging through shelter in homes, school closings, and rushes on toilet paper.