My two year blog anniversary is here. It’s no coincidence that it aligns with the launch of the March Slice of Life Challenge.
Two years ago, on February 28th, my friend and fellow coach, Erika, asked if I wanted to join. I can’t remember now if it was over the phone or in person, but I bet it was in a meeting. I can imagine Erika stealing a moment from one of our weekly coaching meetings (oh how I miss those!) to share this idea she had been thinking about. I picture her leaning in, her arms reaching out across the table-one hand on top of the other. Her eyes bright and focused right on me. Her excitement plastered on her face…This is her “I have an idea and I want you in on it with me” look- I’m familiar with this look.
I remember saying yes, let’s do it. Although, to be honest I really had no idea what I was saying yes to. I had seen those orange slice emblems pop up, connected to Two Writing Teachers, on social media. I never read those posts. That world was lost on me.
But then I did. I scoured the posts, overwhelmed by digesting the challenge, the forms, the blog creation… the fact that I’d be writing and sharing my words with the world every day… starting tomorrow!
Yesterday, readingteachsu shared how, three years ago, this writing challenge changed her life. In the comments, I agreed that my life has also changed.
Becoming a person that writes regularly has become a part of me. It has changed the way I look at the world, the way I interact with my friends and family, and the way I teach and coach.
I’m so proud to be part of this community. Honored to have made such friends in the process. I’m most proud that by sharing my story and what this space has given me, I have helped to bring others here, to share the gift.
Thank you Erika, for drawing me in and for all those walking beside me now. You are treasures.