Ever have one of those days where nothing really stands out as noteworthy? This evening at the dinner table when we started our tradition of sharing highlights from the day it seemed that "nothing much happened" was the status quo. I suppose there's nothing wrong with an average, ordinary day...except when you're trying to identify a slice to write about.
Right now I imagine I feel the way my students often do, "I can't think of anything to write about. Nothing has happened that I want to write about." Right now I totally get why they need to get a dozen drinks at the water fountain and have to go to the bathroom 3 times in 30 minutes. I'd rather take a walk than write about my day right now...which reminds me...My husband, daughter, step-daughters and I went for a walk after school today. The sun was shining. The temperatures were mild. We walked 4,200 steps according to my step-daughter's Fitbit. Our walk was filled with pleasant conversations in which we reminisced about our last trip to Disney World and daydreamed about our next. My step-daughters swung my daughter between them. My husband and I walked hand-in-hand. It was definitely the best part of the day.
Well, there it is...proof that just getting started with writing can spark an idea. Sometimes you just have to get started and see where you end up. No expectations includes no expectations of failure.