Every day for a month

This month of blogging has been quite a commitment. I have kept others waiting while I blogged away each and every day. I have put things off. I have cleared time. I have made writing, thinking, considering and publishing a daily priority for thirty-one days.

back seat

Some things have had to take a back seat.

Still, I managed to get the most important work done. File my taxes.  Take an awesome trip. See a friend. Work on the school’s budget. Hire a new coordinator. Get to physical therapy. Make a few dinners. And rest each and every night.

successful writer

I did not manage to get all my work done. Get to the post office to pick up a certified letter.See a dear friend for an important birthday. Read the book my book club read this month. Look into a much needed new cell phone. Plan for an important upcoming conference. Or have extra time to sit and ponder at the end of any of these thirty-one days.



There has been pressure.  broken pencil tip

There has been stress.

There has been growth.


WRITING … and publishing each and EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH

  • is a commitment
  • is a journey
  • is a ridiculously HUGE learning experience


WRITING … and publishing each and EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH

  • could spell the start of a new habit
  • could spell the dawn of a new attitude
  • could spell the rearranging of priorities.


WRITING … and publishing each and EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH

has enabled me to truly be able to say . . .

i am a writer

Will I sign up again next year?  Will you?



Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this incredibly challenging month of writing. Proud to be a member of the Slice of Life Challenge community and the SOLC2016 challenge.  I did it!  Whooooo hoooooo!  For more writers who’ve committed themselves to write every day for a month click here.

SOL with website



About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the School at the north end of Los Angeles Harbor where AWESOME happens. Working to make the world a little more wonder-full.
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9 Responses to Every day for a month

  1. elsie says:

    What a month this has been! I’m so glad Julianne dragged you into this world so I get to see part of the world from your viewpoint. You’ll be back, won’t you? 🙂

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  2. Tara Smith says:

    I hope you sign up next year, Dana…and I hope we see you on Tuesdays!


  3. MAK says:

    I’m in for next year! I hope you are too. I like your list of positives. As difficult as it was, the positives greatly outweigh the difficulties. See you next year!


  4. Yes, you are a writer, Dayna! It’s been quite a journey, one that made all the sacrifices worth it. (I am looking forward to reading a book, though!)


  5. Fran says:

    So good to see you here each and every day, Dayna! You are a writer! Some days are easier than others, but writing every day gives you a student perspective as well!


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  6. djvichos says:

    Thank you for putting my month into words. I felt like I put a lot on the back burner, too, but also accomplished so much with my writing. I admire the upbeat, positive messages in your slice. They leave the reader feeling refreshed! Congrats!


  7. Congrats on finishing the challenge!! Hoooray! Also, thanks for the kind words on my blog when you tried out Kahoot! I hope you find a time and place to play (staff meeting!!!) and have some fun! Happy April!


  8. jarhartz says:

    So glad you l’re here! Funny to connect in this way. Look back at our journeys, who’d thought we’d be here now,


  9. margaretsmn says:

    I’m a subscriber to your blog now, so I hope there is more. Tuesdays, for sure. And maybe an occasional DigiLit Sundays. I love your voice.


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