Tuesday, October 18, 2016

{back writing} #sol16

Slice of Life is hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join in and share a slice of your life. 

I have all the excuses in the world ...

Back to school. New schedules. After school sports. Homework.
Out of practice. Not in a rhythm. Brain is full. Just too tired.
No time. No time. No time.

But I know you won't accept those excuses.  And I shouldn't either ...

I need to rethink my time.  It's about balancing.  Creating time.
Making time. Taking time. Getting back into the rhythm.
Feeling the need to practice. Allowing my brain freedom.

So that's it.

I need to give myself the space to write.
I need to remind myself that my words have power.
I have a story to tell. My story. To share with you.

All the excuses in the world
can't keep me from writing this little slice of mine
to stay connected with you.

I'm back writing. And it's starting to feel like home again.


  1. This "slice" surely speaks to me in my whirlwind of activities and very full calendar. Welcome home!

  2. Nice to see you back, Michelle. Busy lives sometimes take away the fun parts!

  3. Good to see you back, Michelle - glad you took the time to reset yourself.

  4. I like Tara's comment above. It does feel like resetting. A big do over. How smart to know what you need.

  5. I am glad you are back - making time, taking time, creating time to write.

  6. Me too, Michelle. I let life take over and quit writing. But I was up early this morning and wrote the slice that's been going through my head since last week. It was a natural thing to head over to TWT and add my slice. I'm glad I did. I need to write....

  7. Welcome back! I have had a hard time getting back into a consistent writing routine, so your words resonated with me. I especially loved your last line!

  8. Welcome back! I can fully empathize with the struggle to write regularly and I have no sports demands on my time! I like the idea of viewing time away from writing as "resets", as Tara suggested. Personally, I'm so thankful for TWT and a few other blogs which help me hold myself accountable to write at least a couple of times a week. Looking forward to reading more of your posts...

  9. It sounds like we are all in the same boat. There is comfort in numbers, right? I'm glad to see you back! Now keep the momentum flowing!


  10. I always enjoy reading your blog and I can completely connect to your post. And, like the rest, I'm happy to see you here!

  11. Yay for you! (And for us -- I've missed you!!!) This is such a sweet, perfect description of the fight we all fight, and of why we keep coming back. (I think you'll like my slice from tonight!)


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