Monday, March 31, 2014

Slice - Looks Like (I) Made It!


It is so funny that the main Slice post includes The Beatles song "The End" today, since I've had a song stuck in my head for several days as I considered what to write today. I'm clearly not cool enough for it to be The Beatles, though.


Yeah, so "Looks Like We Made It" doesn't exactly fit with what we're doing here. It doesn't even fit my life... at all. Still, the title works, right?

So congrats to those of you who are here today. Whether you "made it" through all 31 days, or just managed to write as much as you possibly could, congratulations. For those of us who teach writing, it's so important to know just how kids feel when we hand them a pencil (or pen, or keyboard) and say, "Just Write".

I certainly lived up to my blog name this month.

"Melange"
mé·lange noun \mā-ˈläⁿzh, -ˈlänj\
: a mixture of different things
Full Definition of MÉLANGE
: a mixture often of incongruous elements
"Mélange." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mélange>.

I wrote about my children, teaching, and purging old clothes from my closet. I wrote poems, essays, and even used a string of tweets as a post. I shared new experiences, frustrations, and passions. Every year I'm amazed at the endless source of material in my life I can use for my writing. This year I went in giving myself permission to "fail"... to miss a day here or there. Instead, I made it to the end and still have plenty of snippets to keep me going. I just wish it all had SOME common theme. There doesn't appear to be any sort of actual book in me. 


Thank you to the many people who have stopped by my blog, shared your thoughts, and encouraged me as I wrote this month. I wish I could have gotten to more blogs to read and comment, but life is crazy! I hope to see you all on our weekly Slicing day. Eeek! Tomorrow??


I’m participating in a writing community at Two Writing Teachers. We write about a little "slice of our life" each Tuesday. In March - we attempt to write a slice EVERY day! Head over to their blog for the link up.

If you stop by and have written your own slice, please leave the link in the comments so I can easily find your post!

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