Musings from a middle school reading specialist. I encourage my students to read, talk, write, and have fun!
I parent two amazing young-adult daughters with my husband of 30+ years.

March 31, 2022

Challenge reflection #SOLC


The Slice of Life Challenge ends today!

It was good to be back writing.  Although I didn't have lots of comments on my writing (I'm a late-night slicer), I realized it didn't matter.  What mattered is that I took time out of my day to craft a slice and put some thoughts into a post.

Each year I get less and less concerned about writing for my audience.  Maybe that comes with age (I'm 50+ now)?  Don't get me wrong, I love to write a witty, funny piece that resonates with lots of people.  

But after ten years of writing during this challenge, 
I understand that writing is for the writer.

Thanks to all my fellow slicers, and congratulations to us all!  Whether we wrote for all 31 days or not, we are writers.  We shared our thoughts and supported each other through comments and community.

Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers group for hosting the challenge.  It was good to dust off the blog and my writing brain to jump into slicing again.  


  1. You are right...the challenge is personal, but those comments 'are' fun to read. Hopefully, I'll see you over at SOL Tuesdays. :)

  2. I think this is the first time I have landed on your post but I too am a LONG time slicer and even though I post usually at lunchtime, there have been VERY few comments on my posts, In the end, the reward is not in the comments but in the noticing small moments and sharing ideas. I love to read the posts and ideas of other bloggers. I hope you will try to come back on Tuesdays where the community is smaller but the slices of life are just as important to share.