It’s Day 2 of the Slice of Life Story Writing Challenge at Two Writing Teachers. The mission is to blog daily for the month of March. This is not an easy task. Our days are full and often we think there is nothing much to write about. But magic happens when you are on this mission to put something out to the world every day. Stuff to write about appears. Everything appears blog worthy. The issue then becomes what to choose.
I follow Tim Ferris, author of 4-Hour Work Week (even though I know that will never happen – I’m a teacher for Pete’s Sake) and am inspired by his 5 Bullet Friday posts. The structure is easy for any kind of writing day, especially when you need to write something quick and have several ideas floating around in your head. So, here goes. My 5 Bullet Wednesday:
Book I Am Loving Right Now ~ All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I’m telling you, the writing in this book is so savory. I can study a paragraph for an hour analyzing how Anthony Doerr tried to do that. I often share my journey through this book with my third graders at school and they are in as much suspense as I am.
A Quote That’s On My Mind ~ “Living in a state of wonder involves creating space in our lives for storing up our impressions of the world, and reflecting on them. There is something important about the storing up of things. We are sorting, sifting and making sense of our thoughts and experiences. And holding these things close-in a compulsively over-sharing culture-is a rare discipline.” ~ Christina Crook
Clothing I’m Loving ~ The super clearance winter jacket I bought at Walmart FOR $19.00. Yes, you heard it. $19.00. You’d never guess. Dang, I love a good deal.
Song I’m Loving ~ Jake Owen’s Real Life. I cannot help but dance around in my car when this song comes on the radio.
What I’m Wondering Today ~ Why did Jimmy Johns quit putting sprouts on their tuna club sandwich? I really loved the sprouts.
There you have it. Easy Peasy. 5 Bullet Wednesday.