#sol15 March 1 March comes in like a lion. AGAIN!

Slice of LIfe  I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing! 
Can I Celebrate too? It's the weekend, and really I've been looking forward to March Slice of Life Challenge for awhile. I'm so happy to be slicing again! A streak of writing is just what my brain needs! A streak of connection and reflection... I also need a running streak. . . Maybe April!  Thanks Ruth Ayres for this wonderful link up! 

Slice of LIfe March comes in like a lion. AGAIN!

It’s March. March! I sit at my dining room table watching snow fall. I am trite and boring:  Last March seems like a decade ago, but also yesterday. Time flies. You can’t go back in time. The years are short but the days are long. Was it really a year ago that I did the slice challenge? March better leave like a lamb. I’m tired of snow. Was March always like this? It must be. I checked my own blog. I found this. So, Yes. 

I’m worried this month, that my second March Slice a day challenge will be tougher than last year. I’m worried I have nothing new to say, that I will accidentally rewrite things I’ve already written. I’m trying to rein in my expectations. Is this your first time with the March challenge? What do you expect?

I expect blank screens,
I expect to hit delete
try new formats
enjoy the poetry of words
I will google words I should know to make sure I'm 
spelling them right
using them right
and basically not sounding like an idiot.

I will sometimes bore myself: select all, delete. 
I will make typos, I will go back and edit --
From my phone
Which will be annoying.

I will think about slices all day, 
I will be closely reading 
my day and weeding
for appropriate 
tiny tales to tell. 

I will submit 
way too many slices at 11:57 pm, 
and just a few in the middle of the day. 
Hurray! (in advance for those successful days)
I will get excited to see comments, and I will reply. 

I will read other bloggers' slices and be inspired, 
and more often than I care to admit, I will be jealous of their articulation.

I will annoy you, I'm sure 
with my 
and, my commas
(and my dogmas)

I expect I will grow as a writer
I will be fired up about the connections
The new blogs
The routine

The slices all around.

Happy March, Slicers! 




17 thoughts on “#sol15 March 1 March comes in like a lion. AGAIN!

  1. I’m glad you’re back again, Ona!

    It’s some weather we had here in the Midstate today, isn’t it? We were in all day. It wasn’t too bad though. I had lots of reading to do thanks to the Challenge!

    1. So much reading! I love how many links there are. I wish I had time to read more… A few more clicks and then off to bed … Thanks for stopping by, Stacey!

  2. You perfectly articulated the fear I have always had of overanalyzing what I have to say during the SOL Challenge…which is why I haven’t ever signed up before. This year I took the leap and signed up…that’s the first step, right? I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who get analysis paralysis at times. Here’s to getting out of our own way and finding our voice! 🙂

  3. Hahaa.. I love this! Such great premonitions… This is my 3rd year slicing and I had many of the same thoughts today. My favorite of yours is,

    “I will annoy you, I’m sure
    with my
    and, my commas
    (and my dogmas)”


  4. You perfectly articulated the doubt that has stopped me from signing up for the SOL Challenge in the past. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who has a bit of analysis paralysis from time to time. I took the first step and signed up this year. Here’s to getting out of our own way and letting our voice shine through!

  5. Welcome back! I can relate to this in many ways. I too think about slicing all day long and feel I had way too many 11:57 posts! That is my goal this year!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this wonderful writing!

  6. I’m thinking we’re way overdue for the lamb this year…continuing to shovel, and THAT is what’s annoying me today! Loved your entry! Looking forward to reading more!

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