Every time I get to the end of this month of writing I am amazed that 31 days have passed. This year I’ve noticed a more consistent rhythm as far as when I start to think about opening my computer, trying to identify what I might want to write about, always watching the clock because it’s so easy to hit pumpkin time on the west coast.

Looking back over my entries this month, I would say there were only a half dozen entries with content that was being called out of me. I think that is more a result of this month being so busy with things I don’t want to write about rather than a factor of not having inspiration. I could probably fill up an entire page of prompts I don’t want to respond to!

Every year I look forward to reconnecting with bloggers I’ve become familiar with over time. I look forward to finding their entries. I’ve realized it is becoming more challenging to find some because the list has become so long and my eyes go buggy looking for their names. Even if I don’t find them every day, it is comforting to know they have showed up just like me for another year of the challenge.

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers. Thank you to Julianne who turned me on to this site 10 years ago. Thank you to Pia and Stacy who I checked in with each day and Carla who gave such thoughtful feedback this year. Thank you to those others who took time to leave comments. Thank you to my mom who always wants to know “the rest of the story.”

And thank you to the rest of you who are out there writing and teaching young people to write and practicing your passion every day in the best and the worst of times.

Cheers to future writers and I’ll see you next year…. or maybe every so often throughout the year.

About Ameliasb

daughter, sister, wife, mom, early childhood specialist, creator of poems, photos and sweaters View all posts by Ameliasb

4 responses to “3-31-21

  • Gretchen Staebler

    Thank you for showing up, Amelia. I enjoy your musings.

  • Margie

    So impressed you do this. And for TEN years!!
    Your words and wisdom were a sweet way to end my March days. Thank you.

  • Pia Alliende

    You are such a positive inspiration. Now I feel guilty about my whining reflection hahaha. But seriously, I even made it in your slice! Ok. Now the really serious part, thank you so much! Your slices are full of life and your comments in my blog , always thought provocative and kind. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. See you around. I will try some Tuesdays. Good night!

  • fireflytrails

    I can so relate to “this month being so busy with things I don’t want to write about” and having trouble scrolling through posts each day to find familiar names. I love that your mother wants to know the rest of your stories. I hope we will both find time to write and connect again before next March. As always, thank you for your words.

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