3/1/22 – A Slice of Life Story Challenge 2022

What a Difference a Year Makes……………

3/1/22

Here we are, another year, another Slice of Life Writing Challenge…… (Year 2)

This beginning comes after some pretty catastrophic endings. If you had told me this time last year that 2021 would go on to feature my involvement in a very unloving (and unhealthy) relationship, that I would watch my mother die, and that I would have to put my dog to sleep (after I always prayed God would take him naturally) all while turning 40 – I would have run away to hide or do my absolute best to change the events already written in God’s playbook. I still wake up to this new world and pray that it is just a cruel joke or a bad dream that I will soon wake up from. No such luck.

I start this new “Slice of Life” challenge mentioning the events of the last year because I sense they will be a recurring theme in this year’s writing challenge. I also warn you that if these topics would not be of any interest to read or are too sensitive in nature to you, then you probably won’t want to visit my new world very often. The traumatic events of 2021 have left me heartbroken and utterly shattered in my new reality.

Welcome to 2022 and my new teacher’s testimony. (Version 2)

4 thoughts on “3/1/22 – A Slice of Life Story Challenge 2022

  1. Wow, I love that you came out swinging on Day 1 with raw and honest emotions. I find the writing process incredibly cathartic and I hope you do, too. I hope this month helps you heal and process all that has occurred in the past year. I can’t wait to read more of your slices!

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  2. I’m so glad you’re here to write. I’m so glad you have a space to process. Your second to last line “heartbroken and utterly shattered in my new life” paint a very clear picture of where you’re at. And sometimes that’s what we have to offer. As you said, others can take or leave it, but you may sit in it as long as you need. Wishing that this is the safe space you need to put pen to your pain.

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  3. I was reflecting on the same thing this morning. My husband and I lost a pregnancy pretty far along since the last slice challenge. I think that writing can heal parts of us that nothing else can. So write freely and know that we are here for you.

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    • I am so very sorry for your loss. Everything happens for a reason sounds too cliche in our cases, but I take solace in the fact that my mom is no longer subject to the confines of her body, she is free. Though I miss her more than I could ever express, I know she is at peace. Thank you for reminding me today that I’m not the only one who has had to endure this pain. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy of course, but those who have gone through it can offer each other comfort, and you did that for me today so thank you.

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