I knew it was coming. I wasn’t worried. Was looking forward to it. But here it is March 1st, and I’m wondering. Could I just have one more day? I’m not quite ready.
Starting my third year of the daily Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers is scary. Scarier than year one, when I had no idea. Scarier than year two, when I thought I knew how it went. I want to say, I’ve got this, but I don’t. I think back and whoa! How did I do that? Can I do it again? Am I good enough?
I have been teaching for a while. I know how it goes. But as the years go by I question myself. The more I know, the more I doubt. I want to say, I’ve got this, but I don’t. I think back and whoa! How did I do that? Can I do it again? Am I good enough?
Every day I’ll face the computer or the classroom thinking, I’m not quite ready. If I just had one more day, one more hour. If I had just prepped a little more, thought this through. If I just had more time.
The bottom line is — this is the time, and I bring to the party what I got. Another week, day or hour to get ready will just beg for more knowledge, more time. What I do when I meet the page, the student is it. That is where the action lies. Tomorrow, I’ll have more than today, and I might feel like I’m not ready. But I go with what I got. With knowledge of the day before. As good as ready can be.
For better or worse, here I go. Slicing. Teaching. Day by day. I’m meeting the moment with my hopes, heart, and words. Excited, anxious to see what each day brings.
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers for the opportunity to contribute daily to a supportive writing community.
Happy March Slice of Life Challenge 2016. Day one.
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