Saturday, March 1, 2014
Jumping In - Hopefully...
I was able to sleep in a bit, arose to enjoy my coffee and newspaper, whip up a quick egg for my son, check email....
But this weekend is FULL - so I best get on this post now or it might not happen.
I have looked forward to this day for the past month - February was a LONG 28 days for me. I couldn't wait to reconnect with my writing life and with my fellow SOLC slicers.
But, now that the day has arrived... I found I faced it with a bit of trepidation. Why?
I'll admit to opening up today's post to scroll through the comments. As always - I felt behind the game right away when I saw 122 posts already there. How do people do this?? I cannot write first thing in the morning. I have let my thoughts stew for awhile before committing them.
So I quickly scrolled down to see just WHO was here with me.... lots of new names. That's exciting. But I was honestly looking for a few former slicers with whom I have connected - thankfully there they were - towards the bottom of the list - Terje and Elsie. Immediately I felt comforted. Old friends.
So - I fill my cup one last time and sit down to my blog.
This may not be the most thought out post, but there is a filthy (honestly) house to clean (or at least swipe at) and 27 progress reports to complete, plus homework to help with.
So - I jump in - with hope...
I hope to connect with many new slicers and make new writing alliances
I hope to re-connect with my fellow slicers from earlier years - this is Year 3 for me
I hope to be able to refine my writing
I hope to learn
I hope to explore more poetry
I hope find the time to enjoy and respond to other SOL posts
I hope to finally find the courage to share my writing life with others in my family
Glad to be back among friends... off we go
Quote for the day: Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops...at all. ~Emily Dickinson