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{my #olw, finally} #sol18

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I've been patient. Probably too patient. It's just about February and I haven't officially connected with my one little word to help guide me through this new year  ... that is now a month old.

I've tossed about words just as many of you have as well. Words that peak my interest. Words that light a little fire. Words that bring me joy. Words that speak to my soul.

In the past, my one little words have been safe words. Nothing daring and bold. Nothing that caused me big actions. But this year I debated. Maybe I should pick a word that will really challenge me. Change me. Chase me to something new.

But now that I've waited this long, I don't think I should wait for a bold word to grab me. I think I would continue to resist it ... and then the year would be over!

A few weeks ago, the word BELIEVE stuck with me. I want to …

{it's really going to happen} #sol18

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I gasped when I opened the email. Out loud. In a meeting. A smile formed on my face.

"No way."

There was an invitation to attend a workshop with one of the most amazing teacher-writing-mommas out there. She just shared her new book with the world and I was a little tiny part of her journey.

I quickly closed the email in disbelief.

You see, she is the one who got me started writing slices of life on this little blog almost eight years ago.

She's also kind of big deal. And there she was in my email saying she's coming to a town near me.

Then I opened the email again to read beyond her name and smiling face. I checked my calendar and emailed a couple colleagues.

"Aaaaaaaaagggggghhhhhh! I gasped when I opened this! Can we go?????"

Thinking about how I'm going to make this work ... there has to be a way. I emailed her…

writing, a new year, and an addition #sol18

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I've become comfortable with this pattern of writing the last couple years. My slice of life writing slows and eventually stops as the school year is in full swing and the holidays arrive. Then January rolls around and I feel that I'm missing out. I'm not recording my stories and I'm missing your stories.

But I have enjoyed this time away.

For the last two weeks, it's been all about family. Family time. Making memories. Busy living. And not living busy. Just being in the moment. More chances to say yes. Time to relax, nap, and just sit and be. Time to think, read, reflect.

I've been thinking about my one little word. I don't have a word just yet and I'm okay with that. I'll be patient and wait for it to come to me. I'm really in no rush as I enjoy these two weeks at home before the busyness of school be…