March is really a perfect month for this event. Spring never arrives soon enough and this year, well I don’t think I need to start that No MORE SNOW rant, correct? So we need something to keep our juices flowing, our minds racing with the challenge of what to write tomorrow and how many slices can we read and comment on before we really need to power down and get to sleep.
In my teaching years March was the month my school drama was performed and that was the perfect juice to keep me focused on something beyond snow, although often a snow storm or two did throw a monkey wrench in the process: missed rehearsals, sometimes postponed performances, but it kept me on my creative toes. .I miss that excitement sometimes.
What’s interesting these days, is that I’ve discovered the pleasures of the beach. Honestly, I stayed away for years, looking down my nose at sun lovers. I was above the decadence. My vacations had to include intellectual endeavors and often traveling solo, pushed me to create cool vacations around educational programs at colleges on summer break: Exeter College, Oxford, England; Salzburg, Austria, a year in Israel. Loved it all, but one day I discovered Club Med and my life changed. I went beach bum. Sure, I still balanced travel with purposeful experiences but All-Inculsives were in the mix.
Once I traded in my school calendar for my own creations, well my options were wide open and given that Tuvia also got hooked on the beach bum life, we started targeting March for getaways.
Now what about the March Marathon? Can I have my beach and write and read from the 9th-15th?
YES I CAN!!!!!
It was a true challenge in Aruba,given the cross winds that challenged a smooth internet connection, but even then I was able to submit something every day. In Cancun, at the Excellence Las Muertes, there’s internet connection everywhere, even at the beach. So I will continue to keep up.
So March could strangely be my favorite month when I think about it.