“Hey slicers!” Peter quipped as Jess and I were walking in the building.
“Peter, can you please write a shorter slice!” I sarcastically begged. “Your slices are not conducive to my breakfast reading.”
We laughed and talked “slice” as we walked down into school.
A few minutes later, Jess and I found ourselves standing in the hall and “slice” talk ensued again. Leigh-ann came up from behind, and the blog reader she is, she knew we were talking “slice”.
“I don’t know how you two have time for all that!” Leigh ann
Jess and I just looked at each other and said “I don’t know, we just do it.” I think we both shared how we are constantly drafting in our heads to and from work. “If you value it, you make time for it.” Jess added. “Yeah, Jess values it so much she can slice while sleeping in Adi’s bed, while cuddling Rose and slicing on her phone!” We shared a laugh right there in the hallway. The bell rang and we each went off to start our day.
It’s true. If you value it, then you make time for it. I value a my health. I cook for myself and my family at home. I get up at 4:45 to get to 5:30 Burn Boot Camp. I value family. I host Thanksgiving for 30 plus. I head to Vermont whenever I can.
I value teacher as researcher. I carry a journal into classrooms and sketch and write to validate and learn from the children. I value teacher as writer. I write.
Thank you to every person who took the time to read my slices! Your feedback always energized me to keep living like a writer. Thank you to every slicer who wrote and published. Reading your work has inspired me to see the possibilities in my own life. Thank you to Stacey, Lanny, Kelsey, Melanie, Betsy, and Beth for their dedication to Two Writing Teachers and their belief that we can all live like writers.