Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We Did It!

I can't believe I did it! To think about where I started on March 1st to now, it's a huge difference! I was terrified to start this challenge, mainly because of what other people would think and because I didn't want to fail. I know, this is RIDICULOUS because I am an adult and shouldn't be bothered by these thoughts!

Now that it's March 31st, I've realized it doesn't matter what other people think because we are all in the same boat. There are a lot of slicers out there that were just as nervous as me and some not brave enough to take on the challenge.

I also know, I didn't fail. Was I absolutely perfect, NO! Have I learned from the experience, YES! Will I do better next time,  YES! (I should post this in my classroom)

I really don't even like the term "fail". It sounds so negative. When in reality, it's a positive. If it wasn't for failure we wouldn't learn and we wouldn't improve. It's an essential part of life and I wish I wasn't so afraid of it. This is a lesson I want my own kids and my school kids to understand as well!

Because of this challenge I feel like I am better connected to my students and I better understand them as writers. For the last 31 days I was a student and now I get it more than I have in years past.

Thank you Tenille for encouraging me to "slice" and thank you to all of the comment-ers, you have really encouraged me!!


  1. OMG, I felt the same way! So nervous. And so free to finally let go worries of what others thought. Glad you were here and yea!! We're done!

  2. Have you ever heard of F.A.I.L.? First Attempt In Learning. My students have adopted this mantra for themselves. I was terrified too, and my last post also speaks to these feelings.

  3. Yes WE did Brittany! I am so stinkin' glad you chose to take the challenge. Reading your thoughts and seeing sweet photos of your babies helped me appreciate you as a teacher and a mother. Thanks for being you. I look forward to slicing with you again in the future.

  4. Congrats! Now it is easy, only once a week until next March! :)