When the March Challenge Ends I Will…

When the March Challenge Ends I Will…

When the March Challenge ends I will
go back to making my bed every day.

When the March Challenge ends I will
read the New York Times every morning

When the March Challenge ends I will
pick up with friends left on the back burner

When the March Challenge ends I will
sit less and exercise more often

When the March Challenge ends I will
go to bed earlier and get up earlier

When the March Challenge ends I will
miss the discipline of daily writing

When the March Challenge ends I will
miss the excitement of reading new posts

When the March Challenge ends I will
miss receiving comments every day

When the March Challenge ends I will
return to projects left undone

When the March Challenge ends I will
began to prepare for my April trip to Italy

When the March Challenge ends I will
have more time to enjoy early Spring days

When the March Challenge ends I will
be proud I and so many others stayed the course…

When the March Challenge ends I will
resume my “real” life

When the March Challenge ends I will
start looking forward to next year’s challenge!

Sending love and
Feeling the love…
Barbara

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barbara suter

I'm a retired teacher who enjoys writing and sharing in this; unique blogging community.

39 thoughts on “When the March Challenge Ends I Will…”

    1. Me, too, but I must admit I’m glad it’s only a month. So much energy goes into it, which is what makes it so special. But I don’t think I could sustain it for much longer with so many other things tugging at me. I am looking forward to more relaxing Tuesday Slicing.

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      1. Me too. I’ve had to put my art to the side. And this month we moved from Mo to TX so it has been very hectic. I’m shocked I was able to write as much as I did! I’ll look forward to a slower once a week pace. 🙂

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  1. Once we manage to harness the rhythm and claim the writing as a habit, it’s hard to remember all the things we are *not* doing as a result. I notice it in my other writing output that has shrunk considerably. I found myself clearing the dishwasher or hanging laundry at odd hours, hmmm… I bet there were other shifts, subtle yet real, that also took place. Thanks for sharing your perspective in this inviting poem format.

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    1. I like your comment about “subtle shifts” that probably took place as well. Thank you for sharing your words: “Thanks for sharing your perspective in this inviting poem format.”

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  2. Well crafted piece. Many things I can relate to (no trip to Italy thought). My big thing will be: When the March Challenge ends I will sleep more (at least I hope.)

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  3. Love this – so many resonated with me. It is bittersweet, isn’t it? I will move more, cook more, get outside more and miss starting my day connecting with so many through story.

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    1. I’m sure there are many emotions we are all sharing as this month comes to a close. That’s part of the beauty and strength of this community…there’s a lot we share in common.

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  4. You captured our feelings about the March SOLC so well! Yes! I’ll get to sleep in later, be more productive, do other things, etc… But I’ll miss the community, expressing myself through writing, etc. The 31st is truly a bittersweet day!

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  5. Yes the challenge has certainly altered my daily routine. I will miss the daily reading, commenting and connecting. Enjoy Italy. I was there this past summer and managed to slice a few times while traveling.

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  6. I love your post! I relate! Exercise has been harder to do this month and I need to get back to a better routine. I’m really proud of myself for this March- it’s been difficult and my writing has been more raw and more full of pain because that’s kind of where I’m at. I hope next year my writing is more joyful and that’s where I’m at too. Proud of you, my friend!

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    1. I’m so glad you were able to reveal some of your pain through your Slices this month. I was able to comment today on your post, so please read my comments. I’ve been amazed at how you’ve kept up all of your activities through all the pain you’ve been experiencing. You are a life force and an inspiration to me which is why I really appreciated hearing those words today: “I love your post.” I hope I was able to make you smile today. 🙂

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  7. I loved this piece! I am looking forward to getting back to my reading life, which does suffer a bit during March, but I am so going to miss having my feed full of amazing slices to read and ponder every day. I’m ready for a break from slicing, but I wish my favorite slicers would keep on going so I could keep on reading!

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    1. You can always join us on Tuesdays! As always it’s been both an exhausting and an exhilarating month. So glad I got to “meet you.” Thanks for the hearty words: “I loved this piece!” Words we all love to hear, now and then. “-)

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  8. I’ve been thinking today about the things I have let slide this month… the things that make up my “real life.” I like your ending… “Sending love and / Feeling the love…” Hugs!

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    1. “Real life” can only be put on hold for so long…. Much as we love the daily challenge, it does consume most of our focus and energy for a month. And that’s a lot of time for real life to get out of control!

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  9. It really is such a bittersweet ending, but I’m grateful for the little alteration in my routine. I feel like this month-long opportunity centers me and inspires me into the next step or phase of the year. Onward!

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