March is finally over and no, it did not go by fast…Maybe it was the relentless cold and never-melting snow, maybe some tough times at school, maybe just that March is my least favorite month, but am I glad it’s finally over! The daily writing was a bright spot, although I had a couple of days when I did not feel like writing at all because I was so tired until I actually started writing, and then it was ok. I wrote every day and loved reading other slicers’ thoughts, reflections, and observations. I made at least three comments every day and tried to make them meaningful and thoughtful. One day I posted a few minutes past the midnight deadline, so I won’t be able to do my pledge tomorrow, still, I feel a real sense of accomplishment and I thank you all for the encouragement and support. I have started my students blogging and many of them have really enjoyed it. And this was all because of this March SOL challenge – thank you, Two Writing Teachers! I hope I can meet many of you at the October Saturday Reunion. I may even drive on my own if there are plans for a NYC get together afterward. I would love to meet all of you in person. The connection was real, words do make a difference, they open our hearts, and when that happens, we are all better persons.