This month went by fast! I remember saying how much I love March because it is the beginning of spring, well I am hoping that is what April brings! While March has been full of hectic workdays, it wrapped up with many lazy, rainy days. March was full of connecting with friends and laughing with my kids. March brought me peaceful days at home and some trying times of raising a teenage boy. Daylight savings time brought me more evening walks with my dogs, which will only continue to be more frequent. March brought me writing each day and connecting with people I have never met. March gives me time to slow down, think about my days, and notice the good that is around me. When I have to write about it, I am forced to notice it. March brought the realization that people all over this world have many of the same thoughts as I do, and even the same struggles and fears. Reading and writing these blogs for 31 days, helps me build relationships with people I don’t see or talk to often, some I have never even met. The Slice of Life Challenge is a writing challenge, but it challenges us to connect and open up to other people about our everyday lives. This is why I like this challenge so much. I am a people person, but I do not connect with others as much as I should. My work life is busy, my life as a single mom is hectic, and my circle of friends will always be there, no matter what, so we don’t need to connect on a daily basis, This challenge forces me to not only share parts of each day, it also allows me to read about others’ days, and it encourages us to comment and interact with each other. This is why I love this challenge and another reason why I love the month of March. As I wrap up March, I had an amazing girls’ day with my daughter full of haircuts, manicures, and pedicures. Tonight, we will have dinner and cake celebrating her. Tonight is my last night with an 11-year-old and tomorrow, my baby girl will be 12.
I hope even though the challenge is over, I will continue to notice the good in each day, the little things that make life happy. Maybe I will even continue writing about them.