The last few mornings have been crazy, and I’ve been off my game. I’ve missed my morning pages.
I’ve been writing every morning with my friends at Teach Write during Wake Up and Write, but I have focused on slicing. I felt that preparation would be the key to success during this challenge.
I decided to process the crazy mornings here in my morning pages today.
Monday - I bounced from topic to topic not liking anything I was writing. I wanted to start the March Slice of Life challenge strong. The change in writing and thinking threw me off. I almost left my computer home, which would have made remote Monday impossible. I forgot to put on the minimal makeup I apply in the morning, so the bags under my eyes were more pronounced, which is not a good look on camera.
Tuesday - After writing about my fish hunting, I went to school ready for the day until I found out something was wrong with the Google Form I prepared for asynchronous work and had to drop everything to fix it.
Wednesday - We just started a new schedule because we need to stream students at home into class for more time on learning. We now stream students in at the end of the first period. I was ready. Students joined my Zoom meeting, and the announcements were ready for viewing. Then, nothing. I was kicked out of Zoom, and my Wifi dropped. My aid had to take over.
Thursday - I was writing and slicing when my phone started to buzz. My friend texted that she booked an appointment for the vaccine. My writing was derailed completely as I started to attempt to schedule my own, which did not happen until I got to school. The hallways were buzzing with vaccine talk.
Friday, I spent time with my morning pages. I wrote and dumped my thoughts onto the page. The result was a positive and productive day AND a Slice of Life.
I am excited to be participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.