We made it. Trudging through shelter in homes, school closings, and rushes on toilet paper. 

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.

Happy April.

 

8 thoughts on “We made it. Trudging through shelter in homes, school closings, and rushes on toilet paper. 

  1. Through thick and thin, we did it, together. This line resonated with me, “it proved difficult to come up with something to write when your mind was so burdened with the weight of the world.” Day in and day out, I felt that same struggle. I appreciate your raw, honest words here. See you next year!

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  2. Thinking about my first Slice compared to my last, it’s crazy to think about how far we’ve come in a month. What you consider to be not your “best” writing is truly a reflection of this time in history. Thank you for sharing genuinely and honestly throughout the month!

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  3. I especially enjoyed your first paragraph, where you talk about all the different ways the combination of challenge and pandemic affected us. I recently watched a video that Kate DiCamillo made for kids, and she talked about the most important part of writing being to show up to write every day. Congratulations on doing that!

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