What the SOLC Has Meant to Me…

I committed before I really knew what I was committing to. I wondered if I’d be able to do it. What could I possible write about for 31 consecutive days? I’m an avid blog reader, not a blog writer. Although I had dreamed of it, this was just the push I needed to throw out the excuses and the promise of tomorrow…to write today.

I set out on a quest for joy and I found it, each and every day. Some days were harder than others, but if I looked hard enough I saw it or it found me in unexpected places. Some moments flowed easily, some drummed in my head for hours, not ready to escape.

I found joy in the process. The hunt for ideas, the drafting in my mind, the quiet time at my computer while everyone else was sleeping. The early morning posts, stealing a few minutes to read what others had written. Starting each day off with my brain buzzing with images, ideas, and wonders.

I made connections to people, some virtually and some in real life. I found people who had ideas that resonated with me. I shared posts with colleagues and friends, inspired by what I read and what those words made me feel.

I was touched that people took the time to read my writing and provide thoughtful and caring feedback. Some people returned day after day, cheering me on. Celebrating with me. 31 days as writing buddies just might turn into lifelong connections.

Today, I celebrate the end of my first Slice of Life Challenge. I hope that this sense of accomplishment and community stays with me and pushes me to continue writing until the next challenge. I am a grateful slicer. Grateful to have followed through. Grateful for the moments I have captured. Grateful for this amazing community of people. Grateful to be a writer.

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12 thoughts on “What the SOLC Has Meant to Me…

  1. I’m so glad we committed to this challenge together and that we made it! What a great experience it was. Every morning I looked forward to finding out where you had spotted joy this time. Your positive energy shines through your writing! I loved the writing (even though it was hard at times) and I loved the reading. I loved the community building and the daily routine. Now…..let’s try to commit to Tuesday slicing. What do you say?

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    1. Yes! Yes! Yes! Thanks for taking me in this journey with you. I have loved learning about your family and traditions as well as almond your professional thinking through your writing. Here’s to Tuesdays!

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  2. My favorite line: “I found joy in the process.” That may be the secret to the well-lived life. I love your quests for joy – I believe it’s there. Like gold or diamonds, we sometimes have to dig for it, but it’s there. I count you among the joys of this Slice challenge!

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  3. I wrote about gratitude, as well. And honestly, you are one of the people I am most grateful for! Thank you for your comments and thoughts. They were so encouraging and always uplifting! Hope to see you on Tuesdays from now on 🙂

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  4. Your positive energy was reflected in your writing daily! Thank you for sharing with us for the month of March. Goodluck with your 3rd little one! I don’t know how you did it all…raising 2 kids, working full time and blogging daily!

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