I Danced

As I center in on my mantra of 2020, in this kitchen, we dance, I consider all the ways I can make ordinary experiences extraordinary. How can moments I have every day make me feel as happy and alive as when I’m dancing in the kitchen? This month, I write about my favorite slice of each day.

Apprehension, nervousness and exhilaration are all part of today’s dance: posting my thoughts publicly for the first time. See, there’s something you need to know; I am that girl who writes but then tears up the pages, fearful of the vulnerability that comes with every exposed word. The thought of others seeing my writing makes me excited, yet anxious.

So today, as I post this first slice of life for the world to see, I choose to tell you one of my greatest fears, in the scariest way possible.

They say with great risk comes great reward. Let the dance begin!

10 thoughts on “I Danced

  1. What a beautiful way to frame this experience—dancing in the kitchen, making ordinary experiencies extraordinary! And, I LOVE your mantra! What a joyful phrase!

    This line caught me: “I am that girl who writes but then tears up the pages, fearful of the vulnerability that comes with every exposed word.” I am that girl, too, but I think as you write and experience and comment in this Slicing community, you’ll see that all of us are that “girl” on some days. I’ve yet to follow a slicer during March that didn’t feel this at some point. Some years I’ve felt it every day, but still forced myself to push publish.

    WELCOME to the SOLSC 2020 community and cheers to writing for a month! You’re in the right place, and your writing is lovely!

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  2. Carla, I applaud your willingness to put yourself out there. You are in a safe place, fellow challenger. You capture your emotions in a raw manner by saying in your post, “So today, as I post this first slice of life for the world to see, I choose to tell you one of my greatest fears, in the scariest way possible.” Your writing is raw and opens the door for your reader to gain a true sense of you. Keep writing! Welcome aboard!

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  3. I know that tearing of pages but I have found it is best to save everything. There are always little gems hidden in each piece we write. Be brave and keep writing! I love you post today. A great start! Welcome to the March Challenge!

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  4. I could write everything the commenter above wrote–I so often struggle with posting my writing. One of the things I love about this month-long challenge is that it pushes me into posting even when I don’t think it’s good enough to share. And what I love about reading other people’s slices is the reminder is that they’re all good enough to share. I love your metaphor of dancing. Can’t wait to read more of what you write!

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  5. I too connect to that line: “I am that girl who writes but then tears up the pages, fearful of the vulnerability that comes with every exposed word.” I have been there, too, but have moved on far beyond the fear. The more you put your writing out there, it does become easier, and then there are the days when it becomes harder. Up and down, back and forth. I look forward to reading more of you this month.

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  6. I completely understand what you are saying, there are so many ways to make the ordinary extraordinary! This is a great mantra…..think I may adopt it! 🙂

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