Slice of Life Challenge Day #1: dusting off the cobwebs


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. 


6 thoughts on “Slice of Life Challenge Day #1: dusting off the cobwebs

  1. Joanne Toft says:

    So glad you decided to join us! I loved reading your post and your journey back to writing. Nice to have a friend to connect with when writing. Have a great month of writing.

  2. evarkaplan says:

    Ha! I am new to the challenge but also had to post twice to get it right! I actually posted the Two Writing Teacher site by accident! Thank you for being so honest and making me feel so much better! Happy you decided to take the challenge!

  3. mrsday75 says:

    I took last year off and the first thing I did when I returned today was look for familiar names. I’m happy to see you here!

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