"Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you."
I was so proud of them.
I know how it is during Slice of Life about a week into the challenge. This is my third year and I've seen a lot of kids throw in the towel. The time between the 7th and the 15th are the biggest test to their commitment levels. The beginning is exciting, but by now, it's getting hard. But if they can make it halfway, usually, they have got it in the bag. There's something about having 15 pieces of writing done already that makes it harder to give up on yourself!
I thought about ways to help them make it to the halfway mark today. I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but mostly it comes down to commitment.
And I think I saw that in their eyes today.