Thursday, March 3, 2016

I Do

It is hard to believe another March has arrived, and it is time for another Slice of Life Challenge.  This is my third year of participating.  Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this space for me to share my corner of the world.

The March Challenge is like March weather - you never know what is going to happen and you can always expect it to change.  This post you are reading is not what I had intended on writing!

Writing lists has always been a great I-don't-know-what-to-write idea.  Today that strategy did not let me down.

I believe in no regrets.  We are given one shot in this life, and we must make the best of every day.  But some days I wish I could do some things a little differently the second time around, do some things again, or do some things for the very first time. 

Two Things I Would Redo 

1.  Have another child.  I have the perfect family, but I would have loved to have had another child.  We just started too late in life.

2.  Become a teacher earlier than 43 years old!  I love what I do, and I wish I would have more years to touch the lives of students.

Two Things I Would Do Again

1.  Be a stay-at-home mom again.  I loved staying home with Megan and Ethan.  It was not always easy, but I would not trade those years for anything.  

2.  Go to college as an adult.  Going back to school when I was 40 made me have a greater appreciation for learning.  I do not think I quite understood what it was all about at the age of 18.

Two Things I Want to Do

1.  Travel.  I am a homebody, but the older I get, the more I realize that there are many parts of this world that I am missing.  I would love to go to the east coast to see the whales, and I would love to head west and see the mountains.

2.  Change careers one more time.  I would love to be a literacy or a writing coach some day.  I love teaching, but I think it would be rewarding to share my love and passion with other teachers.

So what would your "I Do" list include?


  1. I like it! This is going in my writer's notebook as something to ponder. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This makes me wonder about a lot of things- I think I may use this idea sometime this month. Love your lists!

  3. I agree with both posts above! I am definitely going to use this thought in a post this year. Thank you for the idea!

  4. Love this've really got me thinking now.

  5. What a cool idea! I may have to steal it for one of my posts this month. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. There are always those things that we wish we could do over. I wish I had another child too, but that's not happening now. As for things I want to do, I'm with you on the travel, even though I do get to do it more now. I think you'd be an awesome coach. I hope that one comes true for you!

  7. Using this strategy soon! Thanks for the idea!

  8. I love your post! I know that I am not alone when I read posts and fellow bloggers just throw it out there that they don't know what to write. What do I want to do...I want to train a service dog. I looked into it briefly but the time just is not right for now. Thanks for sharing, Leigh Anne

  9. Totally borrowing this format sometime this month--maybe today! I appreciate your writing so much, Leigh Anne. Always leave your blog with something to reflect upon.

  10. Just saying - when you make it west to see the mountains - I have a guest bedroom ready for you! Loved this post. I too would have loved a third child!