I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
I didn’t do any prep work for slicing this year – jotting down ideas, rereading old slices, etc. I wanted to concentrate on finding those small moments from each day. So in the evening, sometimes as I’m trying to fall asleep, or in the early morning, I reflect on my day. Yesterday evening I was somewhat in a panic because there was nothing I wanted to write about! (I know, we’ve all been there.) But I got an idea after reading a few slices.
Kevin (Dogtrax) over at Kevin’s Meandering Mind is using the six word strategy to write his slices. I’ve noticed some other slicers trying it out also, so last night I decided to give it a try. Six words? Not a problem! Turns out it’s easier said than done. First of all, there’s deciding on a topic – signs of spring? shopping? trip preparation? Nothing was grabbing me. So I asked myself what has been the focus of most of my days recently, and I found my topic – physical therapy.
I’ve had over twenty physical therapy sessions in the past few months, and this morning I had a re-evaluation to see the progress and plan the next steps. But now I had to try to condense all of that into six words that would somehow capture the essence of my experiences or feelings. Again, easier said than done. Here is my attempt:
End in sight