Wednesday, March 31, 2021


     Completing projects is something I have always struggled with throughout life. I am FANTASTIC at coming up with ideas and starting new projects. However, judging by the half organized book shelves, unattached hand rails on the stairs and box of paint supplies outside my son's bedroom door, I do a really bad job of following through to completion. Therefore, going into March with a goal to complete a daily Slice of Life was a very lofty goal.

     Here are some of my ups and downs during the month of March: 

  • Took one and a half sick days because of a high fever and dizziness
  • Attended six doctor's appointments
  • Wrote six IEPs and my portion of two ETRs
  • Felt physically and emotionally exhausted almost everyday after teaching from home while simultaneously parenting three kids who are learning from home
  • Listened to a TEDTalk: 30 out of 31 days
  • Swept my house 1 out of 31 days
  • Read for 30 minutes: 14 out of 31 days
  • Worked out for at least 30 minutes: 13 out 31 days
  • Watched every episode of: Casual, Shrill, Euphoria, and The Flight Attendant 
  • Listened to My Favorite Murder every Monday and Thursday
  • Shopped in-person for the first time in over a year
  • Had ZERO intrusive self-harm thoughts
  • Meditated for at least 30 minutes: 27 out of 31 days
  • Celebrated my 7th grade son making the middle school tennis team

    While this list is in no way a complete list of my March successes and failures, I share this because in the past many of the items on the list would have been detrimental to my mental health. Easily, writing every day would have been the first thing to slowly disappear from my daily routine. 
    Today, I celebrate the fact that I wrote EVERY DAY during the month of March. This is something I have never accomplished before. To be honest, something I never thought I would be able to accomplish. I have enjoyed pushing myself to be vulnerable, find humor throughout life moments and reflect on my daily experiences. Reading other writer's Slices of Life have inspired me to try new writing styles and discover new perspectives on living. Being a part of this community of writers has been one of the best things in the my life over the last year. I look forward to continuing my writing streak in the form of poetry throughout April. 


  1. Thank you for being you! I am so proud of you. You have accomplished so much this month, especially doing things that are uncomfortable. You'll never really realize how much you do for your students and our family, I do love that you are seeing it.

  2. Well done! You've had lots of successes this month, and writing daily is a HUGE one. I love the idea of continuing with poetry in April.

  3. Kudos to you, Stephanie, for keeping up your writing streak. That's amazing! YOU DID IT!



 Spring brings joyous change.  Walks, open windows, tennis, Gardens and sunshine. Sadly, my darn allergies make me only want my bed. _______...