It's March again, and I'm embarking on my third annual Slice of Life Challenge!
Heads-up to those who follow my blog for professional purposes: For the next 31 days, if you see the orange Slicer logo, the posts will be more of a personal nature than professional.
Those who know me well also know that I love my new-ish gig as a librarian, so there will be LOTS of posts about my worklife as a bookpusher, I'm sure.
I went back to last year's Day 1 to compare notes. My enthusiasm for my career hasn't waned in my second year in the stacks; I feel so suited for this job that it's hard to believe I was teaching in a classroom two years ago! As for 'Slicing' again, I think I'm just as nervous as I have been for the past two years on March 1st, with the same questions--Will I be able to sustain my writing for a month? Will I be boring my readers by Day 3? Why am I doing this again?
My fourth graders will be participating in their Writing Camp next week, and my recent library lesson was on opening lines of mentor texts. I told them that I would be writing, too, this month, and how nerve-wracking that could be for me. I'm glad that this Challenge exists so that the students and I can share a common goal and talk from a place of authentic learning for us all.
And as a point of reference for years to come, here is where I'm at today: Second year in the library. Still a wife, and mom of one away at college and one in high school. Still having issues with really messy desks at home and at work. Right smack in the middle of my spring book fair in the library.
And ready to begin a month of writing. Here we go!