Living the life of a writer has helped me to gain insight into my students. I now remember how hard it is to just write. But, it pushed me to dig deep inside and find what was really important to me. I can also see that the words I capture on paper define who I am for the fleeting amounts of time it takes me to compose. I can redefine myself with just a few keystrokes. Most importantly, I was reminded that, like life, writing is hard. But essential. I found stories everywhere, and I discovered that I was experiencing the moments more deeply. I was seeing the world around me through the lens of a writer. And, I can say that I don't remember feeling more alive than I did this month. Who knew that a simple blog with black and white words marching across the pages could become my lifeline to living more deeply and fully?
Let's celebrate a month of slicing with our old friend March, and welcome in our new friend, April. Oh, and see ya on Tuesday, slicers.