Musings from a K-5th Reading Specialist. I encourage my students to think, speak, read, and write, with my support.
I parent two amazing young adult daughters with my husband of 28 years.

March 15, 2017

Thanks for your inspiration, Juliette! #SOLC17

Join the Slice of Life Challenge
Write every day in March.
Sometimes you will be an inspiration!
Two Writing Teachers

First, I must tell you, my cheeks were a little pink on Sunday.  Betsy used one of my slices as the example on the call to slice link.
Next, you should know, I usually construct my slices on the fly (I plan nothing) and I write as I go.
Furthermore, I admit, my heart jumped when I saw my name connected to a slice on Sunday.

I immediately clicked on Juliette's Gifts.  I believe Juliette lives in another country from what I can gather from her slices.  She got inspiration from my Spring is Approaching slice and blogged about her summer.

Juliette mentioned traveling to Mallorca.  I love geography and searching for places, so I had to look it up.  Just LOOK at this gorgeous place!

a rocky bay in north mallorca
Image from See Mallorca
I've always been a guppy** when it comes to travel.  My husband went to Europe with our high school choir for his first airplane trip.  I've only traveled the US with white knuckles on the airplane and restless legs in the car.

But Juliette's slice got me thinking.  There's a whole world out there that I need to see.  I may need some more coaching when it comes to cross-country and overseas travel, but I think it would be worth it.  I can picture myself standing at the top of Cal Boquer Beach in North Mallorca, staring out into the blue, clear ocean, 

Thanks for your inspiration, Juliette!

** ("Flounder, don't be such a guppy!" The Little Mermaid)


  1. I love the idea of travel and the travels I've been blessed to experience. Being brave enough to need my passport, has yet to happen. My only travel advice is benadryl and dramamine. :)

  2. It's so fun to see how we each inspire others in our writing. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is an absolutely gorgeous picture. I tend to have wanderlust, so if you ever need ideas or just support to get on the plane, let me know! I can picture you by that ocean as well!