Yesterday, I realized that it was almost March, which meant the slice of life story challenge was starting. I remembered how dedicated I was to writing daily during the month of March and encouraged my students to participate in the classroom challenge. However, it has been a few years since I last participated. I thought for a brief moment of joining the challenge, but then, I told myself, there’s no way you could add anything else to my already full plate.
Sunday morning came along, post-workout, eating my favorite olive bread and a chai latte in a cafe by myself when my family group chat started pinging. My dad sent us a video with photos of my halmoni (grandmother) and reminded us that March 1st was the anniversary of my her death. In response, my brother sent us a copy of the eulogy he had written 6 years ago, and while eating my bread, tears started to flow. Luckily, there were only a few other people in the cafe. After much contemplation, I decided to post on my instastory the video and eulogy to remember her and to share her incredible story.
I received messages from friends about my posts and a fellow slice of life friend asked if I was going to slice this year. I responded that I really should this year and asked if she was going to join. She said she was as well.
So here I am, with 10 minutes to go until March 1st ends (Singapore time zone). I can’t wait to share more about what has been going on since I last posted 2 years ago…
If you feel inspired, please join in the challenge with me. It’s pretty incredible what one month of writing daily can do for you, whether you consider yourself a writer or not.