Slice of Life 10:
10 insights from the past 10 days:
10. If you aspire to be a writer- Write. Take risks. Do it often. and.. Waa la.
9. Others might not understand your writing- your jokes. feelings. The unique perspective you bring to the world. Accept that and Write Anyway. Put it out there. Paint the world with strokes of your colorful words. Cherish the distinctiveness of your palette. Own it.
8. Writing everyday heightens awareness to the remarkable details in our very ordinary lives happening right now . . .Writing everyday encourages reflection, nurtures appreciation , and deepens understanding of ourselves and world. “Who speaks of miracles? I know of nothing but miracles . . .” – Walt Whitman (the great)
7. Writing everyday helps me understand my students- their frustrations, concerns, strengths. Using my own writing every day in the classroom helps my students better understand me, as a human being- with frustrations, concerns, and strengths. A teacher’s own writing is an invaluable classroom resource.
6. Writing is dynamic. Readers breathe life into words. Words come to life when they are shared and experienced by others. The stories, ideas, emotions they convey operate as a vehicle to unite.
5. Words are the pail that dip into the placid pools of the past, the cavernous waters which embrace our memories… drawing fluid recollections to refresh.. allowing others to swim in your reminiscences. It’s pretty precious.
4. When you write about what you love, the words come effortlessly. Your passion naturally infuses into your writing.
3. With the right combination of music from the Vitamin String Quartet covering Cold Play and U2, and a cup (or two or three) of hot coffee, I inexplicably become passionate about anything and everything. Insight: Music motivates. And coffee is just awesome.
2. I am not a robot. I am human. I have proven this well over thirty times now and it brings me joy each time to confirm my status.
1. Well, the first step is admittance. My name is Brighid. I am a writer.