This morning I headed into the shower after a good nightś sleep. I am so grateful for my hot shower I would write if I were faithful to my gratitude journal. As I enjoyed the hot stream of water, I remembered that Today is March 1st. I´ve been waiting on you, March 1st, like I do every year. Nothing screams “Spring is around the corner¨ like March 1st. Never mind the March comes in like a lion axiom. Instead, hooray for waking up to birds chirping; green grass that needs mowing; and longer daylight hours. As I stepped out of the shower, I thought, Oh, no- Today is March 1st. Today starts the Slice of Life challenge. Wait, I’m not mentally prepared. This is always my default. If I remembered yesterday that today was Day One, I would have mentally prepared myself. I would not have sat feet prompted on the couch reading and watching Netflix for so very long. I should have begun my draft. I should have brainstormed topics for this busy week ahead. Being mentally prepared is my excuse for not diving in but rather slowly entering the pool one toe at a time. Yet, ready or not, March 1st is here.