I have been staring at this keyboard for at least half an hour, trying to think of something to write about. I have been going through the events of my yesterday, trying to find something SOL worthy. My day wasn’t boring but it didn’t really consist of anything fun to blog about either.
When my students come to the personal narrative writing unit, the curriculum spends about three days just on generating lists of things from their own lives that could be used as small moment writing ideas. And here I am, their teacher, and I can’t even come up with one small moment idea from yesterday that would be a solid small moment writing idea. In the past 29 days, I’ve written about the weather, food, covid, work, morning sun, early morning wake ups, being grateful, spring, and more. This morning, I’m at a loss.
I guess my small moment is sitting here at my computer, spending too much time thinking of something original to write about and coming up empty. So now I am taking these, “I don’t know what to write about” thoughts and putting them into today’s SOL. I have a small light plugged into my laptop so I can see the keyboard since it is dark in the early morning and I did not turn on any lights. I am sitting on the floor, near the vent, warming up to the furnace heat while pouring out my empty thoughts onto the letters on this keyboard. I am promising myself to have a greater awareness of today’s small moments so that tomorrow, Day 31, I can write my final SOL joyfully, with intention and enthusiasm. So today, my writing job is not yet done, I will make a mental list of all of my small moments and bring my best to Day 31.