I wasn’t going to write today. I haven’t missed a day yet, but I was going to skip the last day. It’s Easter, and I hosted dinner for my in-laws and the kids are all hopped up on sugar…. but my husband encouraged me to see it through to the end, and he’s right.
It took me 2 seconds to think of what to write tonight. A huge, from-the-bottom-of-my-heart, words-don’t-do-it-justice “thank you” to my colleagues who joined me in this challenge. I keep getting emails and notes from you guys saying Thank You to me for telling you about the SOL challenge. That was nothing… that was the easy part….
Thank you for being such a talented group of writers. Your writing challenged me and inspired me every. single. day. I admire your talent, and you’ve all made me a better writer by being my mentors.
Thank you for commenting on my writing. Knowing you were reading my words made me put more thought into them, more effort, more emotion. You were an ideal audience, and your feedback was invaluable to me.
Thank you for being brave. You really had no idea what you were getting yourselves into, but you jumped in with both feet anyway. I admire each of you for that more than you’ll know. (Especially since I said the time commitment was 10-15 minutes a day. Ha ha ha ha. Who knew we would get lost for hours writing and commenting??)
Thank you for putting yourselves out there for us to read. My favorite part of this challenge – by far – was getting to know all of you better. Laughing and crying along with you has been good for my soul.
I don’t know where this challenge will take us – I know next March it will be bigger and better for our district – but I know that I couldn’t have hand-picked a better group to light the way for us. You all have humbled me with your bravery, your heart, and your writing. So, thank YOU. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!