SOL #31: Reflections on the month

What a month it has been… so in the spirit of reflection… I have decided to take today’s post and make it all about the past month.

  1. On the first of this month, I never imagined where I would be on the 31st.
  2. I love writing.
  3. I struggle with politics.
  4. I have learned a lot about myself and others.
  5. I miss my parents and my brother… a lot.
  6. I am an introvert… I love being home and with my family with no pressures to go out.
  7. I am an extrovert… I miss people and enjoy the virtual connections I am making.
  8. Teaching is hard… and even harder virtually.
  9. I have seen college friends that I haven’t seen in four years.
  10. One of my dear friends and college roommate has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  11. I celebrated my friend’s birthday virtually with her and some of our closest friends… and I was thankful for that.
  12. I really love writing.
  13. I don’t enjoy making dinner every night.
  14. I love my dog… even though I was the one who didn’t want her (not her, per se, but rather a dog).
  15. My eldest son decided on where he was going to school for the next four years.
  16. I like to be in control of the things that I do.
  17. I have spent a lot of time with my children. And it has been more positive than negative.
  18. I miss spin class and have searched to buy a spin bike, but know I will want to spin again when this is all over.
  19. My youngest son is very independent with his schoolwork and I am proud of him for this.
  20. I don’t miss the hustle and bustle of after school hours.
  21. My oldest son knows how to cook… well.
  22. My internal clock wakes me up at 7:00 AM without an alarm… not bad.
  23. I have enjoyed each day writing this month… even the hard days.
  24. I do not enjoy sitting at a computer all day… this is why I teach.
  25. I enjoy going out to dinner. (See #13)
  26. I am thankful for the health of my family and friends.
  27. I enjoy my boys as young adults. (See #19 & #21)
  28. I’m not good at being told what to do. (see #16)
  29. I want to keep writing.
  30. I need to make a plan for writing.
  31. I will write as we move forward into the month of April and beyond.

6 thoughts on “SOL #31: Reflections on the month”

  1. I am so glad that all of these add up to #31 where you decide you will continue to write. Thanks for the glimpses into a world with older boys; helps me sometimes during my time with my younger ones! And I echo your sentiment about not enjoying spending my day at the computer!

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  2. A plan for writing, I hope so. Thank you for your words this month. I feel the collective words have held me up like a net through such a hard time where are weaknesses are tested and our strengths seem to fail us. May your blessings as we go on be just the blessings you need. Stay well.

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  3. I couldn’t get myself to write a post today. Truly had to finally yell at myself and pour a(nother) glass of wine. I love the connectedness of your 31 things. Wow– I’m going to miss this ritual.


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