slice of life challenge day #1: the “f” word

slice of life 2014

This month, I’m committing to participating in the slice of life challenge for the entire month of March, along with my fifth grade students. It’s not an easy task, and seeing how I already missed the first day, you might think that it’s not a good sign. However, I was reminded of this TEDxYouth talk I recently saw that talked about the “F” word.

Yes, I failed on day 1 of this challenge. And at one point, I thought, I should just not even start. Why even bother with this challenge? I’ve already missed the first day. It would be so much easier if I didn’t participate. However, so many times in my life, I learned that failure is needed in order to achieve success. I am not going to fear failure, and instead I will embrace it, and move forward from it. So, I will continue to write on this journey and participate for the 3rd year in a row on the Slice of Life Writing Challenge hosted by The Two Writing Teachers. Will you join me on this challenging, but rewarding journey? It’s ok if you missed the first day, it’s definitely not too late to join. πŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “slice of life challenge day #1: the “f” word

  1. jaclynfre says:

    I was looking and looking for your post on the first day and now am relieved to have found it days later. So glad that I’m catching up on our writing now!! I missed the first couple and last couple days last year due to the time change and also traveling in Cambodia with its unpredictable wifi connections. But if our schools are on the same schedule, we can look forward to marking the end of SOLSC with a celebratory “spring break” trip and travel blogs. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years which continues into today. I still marvel when remembering the day I read your post about you accepting the position in Singapore and then finding myself in the same region of the world within the year–like a stalker, a fan or someone on a parallel journey (you decide–haha). Thanks for the encouragement in this post–Amen!

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