For the past few hours, I have spent reading and reading and commenting on different SOLSC blogs. I LOVE reading the stories, and since my time was interrupted yesterday (my sister-in-law from Iowa called and we talked for 2 hours), I needed to catch up on some reading. I usually do not have the privilege of spending this much time; I just chose to cut my Sunday afternoon nap short. I am connecting with others and am learning to be a better writer, teacher, mother, person by reading.
Commenting is powerful too. I was thinking about the comments people have been sharing with me. Each one is a treasure, an affirmation of my trying to mold words into a meaning for others to understand. I say trying because the SOLSC allows me to slice a draft in which I play with words, try new structures, and reflect. I had not planned to slice about connecting today, but I am feeling the connection. I want to say: Thank You.
Last year, the connection led me to meet people. My notebook filled with ideas from others and spurred me on to think in new ways. Creativity blossoms through each post. I hope you connect with others as you share your story and grow. The joy of SOLSC community leaves me with joy and excitement, receiving tiny presents of validation, time, and insight.
My family calls me now, so Slice On! and I will connect again tomorrow (and the next day and the next and the next.)