What a month of slicing with some very unexpected turns. It was nice to rejoin this community. I started several pieces and restarted trying to focus on the small moment. Too many things going on that could easily turn into a rant. At one point, I thought about abandoning and in all my years of participating I've only abandoned once when some really hard things were happening personally. I knew it was okay if I had to abandon and I knew I didn't want to. I had to find some new norms for my participation. If I didn't slice I went back and caught up because the thoughts were in my head. I did this twice I think. I had two days without a slice and I think 29/31 is a win considering all that is being thrown our way. My commenting wasn't the usual level of participation and I am thank you for the comments I still received. My reflection is a bit of a confession. Right now, I'm working hard to accept grace. To give grace to others and myself. Thank you, Slice of Life community and beyond for anyone stopping by that helped foster grace; making me grateful for slicing all month.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.