This format and idea came from Jackie’s “SOLS: Seven Days, Seven Lessons” as shared in Betsey’s call for slices today.
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Here are the eleven lessons that I have learned from sharing my life with you daily this month in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge:
1. Writing is joyous. The pride from pushing that “publish” button overwhelms my fears and doubts about whether my writing or the topic is “worthy” of readers.
2. Writing is meant to be shared. Retweets on Twitter and comments on posts continue the conversations that begin here. Thank you, my friends, as we continue this journey together.
3. Writing formats make me more comfortable. Having a framework makes it easier to begin (fewer false starts, but yet allows for personal choices, and helps me write longer and stronger. I am a pattern seeker.
4. Writing regularly, at the same time of day (on a kind of schedule) is helpful for me. I build that time in to my routine, I make that time fit, I stretch that time when needed and I can bend time into my friend instead of my enemy with a need to “Hurry up” and “Rush, Rush, Rush”>
5. Writing poetry or informational pieces are still the most comfortable for me. I wonder if that goes back to format?
6. Writing is a learning time. Some days I’m writing about what I am learning; other days I am sharing lessons learned and from that “sharing” comes continued learning.
7. Writing is reading . . . reading the daily call for slices, the slices, and the slicers.
8. Writing is community. The support and friendships from slicers who take shape first as words, pictures, and posts before bloggers become face to face friends.
9.Writing is sifting through ideas . . . determining importance . . . I have a long list that is still a list . . . patiently waiting, not yet brought to life.
10. Writing daily is a great habit to build. It’s mentally challenging but doable and actually a great confidence builder.
11. Writing is fun. 🙂 Thinking of the reader’s reactions to my post . . . priceless!