What has possessed me?

My “About me” page is outdated. It is fun to catch a glimpse of myself, my children, my life… then. “Then” happens to be 3 years ago, give or take a few months, when I had it in my head that I would be a mommy blogger. If you happen to look at my previous blog posts, you will notice my utter failure at the endeavor. This doesn’t bother me. I was so busy being, “a wife, mom, advocate, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, dancer, knitter, reader, house keeper, cook… (you get the picture),” these were, obviously, more important than being a mommy blogger.

So, what makes me think I can do the Slice of Life challenge now? Now that I am working full-time, rather than part-time. Now that my children are older, and seem to need me now more than before… at times. Now that husband’s work offers him more flexibility with his time… sometimes. What has possessed me?

Is it the desperate need of a writer, faced too long with the inability, or unwillingness, to put herself out there for the world to see?  Ha! Ha!

What has possessed me?




  1. That’s a question so many of us ask ourselves – it’s all about how much we want to grow our writer selves, and it’s not about perfection. Good for you for jumping in – we’re all cheering you on!

  2. Oh, don’t give up. The first year I wrote (4 years ago), I wondered the same thing, but persevered and have enjoyed it every since. It’s not always easy, but so rewarding. There is always encouragement to continue. So, take a deep breath, write a slice and enjoy. Share it with your family and they will support you too.

  3. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut. It led you here, as mine did last year. It is a great experience and you will never regret doing this for. . . yourself 🙂 -Amy

  4. Sometimes the need to write outshines common sense. I think that if we only wrote when we had the perfect amount of free time, the right desk, the perfect this or that…we would never ever write anything.

    I’m with you in having an outdated “about me” and I haven’t hardly posted in the last couple years. Yet here we both are…committed to writing every day for a month! We can do it!

  5. Because you can and will. Trust me you are not alone with the what has possessed me thought, but something has so go for it. As you already are.

  6. We all have that thought, “What was I thinking?” But then someone comments, notices what you’ve written, and you are ready to string a few more words together for the world to read. You have a story, so here is the best place to share it. Welcome!

  7. Mindi Rench says:

    I have three mostly neglected blogs, so I understand what you’re going through. This is my fourth March to join the Challenge, and every year I’m so glad I did it. At least for this month, I can call myself a writer.

  8. What has possessed you? I would have to guess that you just have a need to do something that is just for you. Something that helps you connect with others that are in your same boat, whether it is as a teacher, a mom, a wife, or whatever it is that you are identifying yourself as for each day’s post. I often wonder what got into me to think that I could take this on. In my case, it’s my friends/colleagues who are INSISTING that I must have a blog because I have something to say. Darned if I know what it is…yet! Good luck!

  9. I so get the thought about HOW you will ever do this! SOMEHOW, the more you write, the more you have to say. It is the WEIRDEST THING! WElcome to the SOL where lots of us crazy wanna be writers hang out for 31 days!

  10. Well, I didn’t know we had a mommy-blogger among us! In that case, welcome to a new community of bloggers. Slicers. You’re going to fit in just fine here. This challenge may just give you a little kick to rediscover that writer in you! I can’t wait to read your stories!

  11. What has possessed any of us? And yet, here we are writing away, and reading each other’s work. I can’t wait to hear more.

  12. The same thing that possessed over 300 of us! I love the honesty of this slice, but truly it’s done day by day, and word by word. You can do it!

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