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Each week Kate shares a one word writing prompt that goes live at 10 pm EST on Thursday. Writers and bloggers are invited to freewrite for five minutes flat on the writing prompt of the week and then you can choose to share on her site.
This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: CONVENIENT
- fitting in well with a person’s needs, activities, and plans.
Today there is another canceled school day replaced with an e-learning day. Right now the wind chill is -19 degrees F. This cancellation fits very well for my personal needs this week. I have been struggling this week at work for various reasons and working from home is helpful for my mental wellness.
I would love to work from home a couple days a month in my current job and this wish came true twice this week! I am thankful we do not have to make up the days in June now. That idea is NOT convenient.
Last night I was reading and came across a new blog to me: https://teachlivingpoets.com/. As I was reading several posts , one referred to a concept I am partially familiar with:mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors.
In reading instruction, there are times we find text that is a mirror – the words reflect back the person who is reading it. It is about someone like you, or a situation you are familiar with.
Windows allow you to see into some else’s experience to better understand them or the situation.
Sliding glass doors is the idea of movement. This is a concept that opens up the conversation. It opens up the connection between you as a reader and thinker and someone else. Sliding doors allow for dialogue and new perspectives.
The sliding glass door metaphor was new to me, but I like it.
It is always convenient for me to find new things to learn about, but it is a word I struggle to spell!
A random thing that popped into my mind about Convenient is my KEEP app. I have figured out if I come across a website I can share it with myself on my phone and it works every time. I have a lot of short stories on there I can read this weekend! It is one of my many productivity hacks!
My word for 2019 is CONNECT and I am crafting a post for the end of the month that highlight how I have connected throughout the month of January. Part of my process for this year’s word is to reflect if the word is really working for me. It fulfills a need for me and also deepens the practice.
If you would like to read more of my Five Minute Friday posts click the category to the left of this post. Feel free to comment below about your thoughts about the word as well. I would love to hear what you feel is convenient.
If you would like a new challenge for Feb. check out #write28days at https://anitaojeda.com/welcome-to-the-write-28-days-blogging-challenge/