Wednesday nights, after school, I travel an hour away for graduate courses. I arrive home late and tired. Knowing this, I should arise early and send off my post early. But, I don’t. I really like my bed.
So, following a structure for Wednesday nights helps me generate a slice. Inspired by Tim Ferris’ 5 Bullet Friday posts, here is my 5 Bullet Wednesday Post.
Song on my mind: Eric Paslay’s “High Class” ~ Your body will automatically start grooving to this song. Can’t help it.
Quote on my mind: “It is unfair to expect fair practices in unfair situations.”
I read this in a book last week and it stuck in my head. I can’t remember what book, nor can I remember who said it. I could search, but then my post would not be a quick, 5 bullet post. Note to Self: Take better notes.
One thing I wish I was better at this week: Saying “No, I’m not doing that”. I’m getting better, but dang it, my body sends me a thousand signals that I need to listen to me better.
Best Thing I’ve Eaten This Week: This Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad has been made it’s way into my lunch all week. I like to add some wild rice and chopped kale for a full course meal. Yum!
My Wonder of the Week: How much worse will the presidential debate get? I’m worried.
What would your 5 Bullet Week look like?
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.