It’s the night before our Slice of LIfe Challenge begins.

And I am NOT ready at all.

In the past, I’ve got ideas, notebooks, blogs already written. I’m Johnny On The Freaking Spot.

This year, not so much.


And, my friends, is the question of the day: Why? Where is this lack of organization coming from?

I’m sure I could talk about task avoidance or executive functioning or something else, but honestly, it’s that bone tired that started showing up earlier this year. I’m been taking better care of me with eating better and exercise which has led to weight loss and better sleep, but school it tough right now.

However, tomorrow is Day 1, so tonight, when I get home, I grade a section of social studies, then get my notebook out and start jotting ideas from today, from the weekend, and seeing what I can come up with for the next 31 days.

AND if you are a teacher and not signed up for the Slice of Life Challenge, what the heck?? Why not?? We are all teachers of writing, whether we want to admit to it or not! So why not sharpen those skills among a community of all-star teachers who make my writing look like the work of a slightly dazed walrus.


Ok, a slightly dazed panda bear, they are more fluffy! 🙂 The point is, there are some really awesome people who are writing along with you and who truly care about your slice. This will be my 7th year in the group and while I’m totally unprepared, I’m excited to begin that journey again!

Between writing daily and going from March 1st to March 31st, my mood has to get better, right?



Great. 🙂

I’ll even post the link here, it’s live until the end of the day tomorrow! Come check it out!