Every Saturday I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. and link with others who share their celebrations, too. It's a wonderful thing to find both little and big things in one's life to celebrate.
It's fitting to post these two together because Ruth is one of the creators of Two Writing Teachers, and one of my first commenters. It's great to share celebrations with her and others each week.
SOLC #5/31 -Today, I'm continuing to slice with the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Five of Thirty-One of the Slice of Life Challenge in March. Thank you to all the "writing teachers": Stacey, Tara, Anna, Betsy, Dana, Kathleen, Beth, and Deb.
I had a tough week physically, and after a great physical check up last week, it was a surprise, and not fun. I have some dental problems that won't be resolved soon, am struggling to keep the pain manageable, won't give all the gory details, but have a little surgery coming in a couple of weeks that hopefully will save a tooth. What to celebrate: I had the good fortune to be able to get into my regular dentist, and then two other specialists the next day. They were helpful, gracious and kind, accommodated the added appointments. Wow, I was so relieved to have some experts see me.
Nearly every week I celebrate having my granddaughters visit, and I managed that again, too. And both visits were wonderful fun. I'll need to write more about them another time. And, I don't write as often about him because my oldest grandchild, a nearly 15 year old boy, lives in another state, so we aren't as much in touch. This week, I'm proud to say that he just achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He has worked hard since Cubs in the Scouts, has had many opportunities to learn and grow and lead, and I am very proud of this accomplishment.
Finally, because of others mentioning their own blogiversaries, I remembered that on March 1st, I passed the five year mark. With nearly 1200 posts, I am proud of myself, my persistence and that I didn't quit, even in the toughest of times. One of those reasons I didn't quit is the continuing support and love from bloggers all over the world who have read my words, and given me comfort. During these five years I have met some of you personally, and it was a joy to be together, just like old friends. Blogging is a unique opportunity to learn more about people in the world we might never meet, and I won't ever forget the virtual hugs I received during those mentioned hard times. Some of you started about the same time, and like me, on the Slice of Life challenge, and we are still here! We have watched children grow in our families, listened about job changes, and heart-breaking loss. And we've shared funny stories and stories of hope. We have traveled together! I remember others who were interesting and creative, but have dropped away into other parts of their lives I suppose. Writing means the world to me, and perhaps someday I will be published, but really the motivation is the writing. It fills me up in profound ways, and I am grateful for this passion I am able to fulfill.
Happy writing everyone, wherever you might be.