And so here it is....March 31! The end of the 2022 March SOLSC! WE did it!
As we got ready for this year's challenge, I must admit I was nervous. My slicing track record on Tuesday has been unremarkable. I've had a hard time getting into my writing groove. I felt uninspired and blocked. But I wanted to be part of the challenge and I wanted to get out of my writing rut.
I thought music might inspire me. I decided to choose a song each day as the title of my blog posts and the song would relate to what was happening that day. It really helped me. When I listen to my playlist now, I can remember the story of that day. I curated the playlist and you could find it here.
All month long, I envisioned the last day's song being "My Way". But when I went to write the post, that just didn't seem right anymore. "We Are The Champions" felt much more appropriate. Because- we are. In 2022, with war on our tv and COVID-19 fears still swirling, with a million reasons why this challenge would be too much work and too difficult- we did it. We showed up day after day to tell stories. To bear witness to each other's stories. To comment in support or understanding or validation. There were no prizes this year- no weekends at Highlights or amazing books to win. Still, we showed. Still, we wrote. Still, we told our truths in 6 word memoirs, in poems, in personal narratives, with humor or with sadness.
"We are the champions...."
Thanks for being part of the TWT 2022 March SOLSC! I hope we meet again on Tuesdays throughout the year and or course, next March.
Kathleen, thank you for picking this song and choosing to remind everyone of success during struggle. I agree, its been quite a year, but that is just MORE reason to write. Thank you for sharing your playlist of the month, I intend to listen and try to get music back into my life. And thank you for hosting the classroom challenge- I look and I see children from all over the world. I will try to dip in and be a mystery outside commenter from time to time! Mostly, thank you and your friends for this challenge, and keeping it going even when I am sure you were ready to call it a day. I don’t mind the simplified form this year AT ALL. Let’s just keep the way to challenge ourselves and to connect with each other. Heartfelt thanks.
3/31/2022 03:56:12 am
I love your playlist and your words of wisdom. I did not get to your blog often enough this month- I know I will come back to check out more posts.
3/31/2022 04:11:45 pm
So happy you finished the playlist! This has been so much fun to follow along for. Excited for Tuesdays :)
3/31/2022 04:20:49 pm
Perfect choice of song. Kathleen! I hope you know you are always a champion to me! Always grateful for you, your reflections, your words.
3/31/2022 07:05:36 pm
Your writing is always so honest and heartfelt. What a joy it is to follow your daily musings. I hope to continue on occasional Tuesdays and connect with you then. Really enjoyed your song choices. Onward to April.
3/31/2022 07:38:29 pm
I enjoyed following your playlist throughout the month, just the latest sign of you manifesting the sparks you need to work the magic that you work: writing unvarnished, vulnerable truths with optimism that feels steadfast, even when it's far from unshakable. Switching up your pick for closing song is in keeping with how you champion so many others whose paths you cross.
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Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski