Sometimes, the unexpected brings joy. Often, it brings challenges. Always, it brings an opportunity to choose. Am I going to embrace this unexpected conversation, this unexpected task, this unexpected challenge? Or am I going to resent it? Complain about it? Ignore it?
Most mornings when I open my email, my inbox has several new blog posts to peruse while I drink my coffee and fire up the copier for a new day. Today was no different. Since it was a workday, I lingered over the blog posts, and the Two Writing Teachers post about Slice of Life caught my eye. I read through a few of the recent posts, and then, finishing my coffee, moved on with my enormous to-do list.
It wasn’t until this evening, with another cup of coffee in front of me (seems to be a common theme in my life), that I logged onto Twitter and saw the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Always one for a challenge, especially one that involves pushing myself as a teacher, I decided to embrace the unexpected. So here we go! For the month of March, I will be posting a daily slice of life on my blog. Stories, reflections, wonderings…I’m excited for the opportunity to practice what I teach my writers every day.
And with that, I realized that the unexpected comes, sometimes with a whisper and other times a crash, but it always offers opportunity.