"Well this is it.
This is life- the one you get
so go and have a ball.
This is it.
Straight ahead and rest assured
You can't be sure at all.
So while you're here
Enjoy the view
Keep on doing what you do
Hold on tight- we'll muddle through
One day at a time."
-One Day at a Time theme song
This year, I was nervous about the SOLSC. I've been struggling to find the time once a week to blog on Tuesdays- how would I manage blogging every day in the month where it was my daughter's birthday, report cards, and chairing a committee at my children's school for an even the first week of March? I am so proud to say I am here at the finish line. Every post wasn't poetic or amazing, but I made space to write every day and I'm better for it.
I have loved reading so many of your stories. I regret I wasn't able to read more every day because when I did read other posts, they always filled me with emotion. We have such gifted and kind educators in this community. You've inspired me so much. Please keep writing. Please come back on Tuesdays and I'll do the same. Let's keep sharing our stories.
It seems writing, as everything else in life, is best when we take it one day at a time- one post at a time, one page at a time, one challenge at a time. But let us hold onto the belief that being a writer makes a difference- it helps you navigate the choppy waters of life. Being a writer in a community helps you feel like you have a rescue boat of empathetic souls who will help you stay afloat.
Thank you to those who offered supportive comments to me along the way this month. As Robert Frost said, "It has made all the difference."
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski