Unfortunately, Fortunately #sol22 22/31

Unfortunately, it was another night of extreme insomnia.

Fortunately, being awake gave me more time to write in my notebook and comment on slices.

Unfortunately, I walked out of my new doctor’s office before I even got examined because multiple unmasked patients were coughing in the waiting room and the office itself was filthy (garbage stacked in the hall!).

Fortunately, skipping the doctor’s appointment made time for a nice visit with my mom.

Unfortunately, the coffee shop where I planned to lunch only served cookies.

Fortunately, the latte was delicious and filling.

Unfortunately, I forgot my giant water bottle in the car when I arrived for a 2.5 hour PD session.

Fortunately, my instructional coach found a tiny water bottle for me. I felt bad about the single-use plastic, but so grateful to have a little water.

Unfortunately, I did choose to spend 2.5 hours of my sick day at a PD session.

Fortunately, it was worth it. We spent the afternoon reviewing data, reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and pacing guide, and reimagining what the curriculum and pacing guide can look like next year. More poetry, more independent reading, more independent writing, more projects, more joy!


My theme for Slice of Life 2022 is finding inspiration in the writing of others. Each day I plan to find my slice in someone else’s words or forms. Kessick at Teachers Write reminded me of the Unfortunately Fortunately format (their version is so creative and carefully crafted).






7 responses to “Unfortunately, Fortunately #sol22 22/31”

  1. TammyB Avatar

    Love this format and this book! I wonder where my copy is….
    Thank you for this reframe of the obstacles of your day.

  2. aggiekesler Avatar

    What a great way to reframe the negatives of the day!

  3. jarhartz Avatar

    This is perfect. Life is this seesaw of this and that. How we handle the this we get can lead to good things.

  4. Juliana Ellington Avatar
    Juliana Ellington

    Unfortunately, you did not see a doctor. Fortunately, I had a lovely visit with you. I like this format of reframing.

  5. Leigh Anne Eck Avatar
    Leigh Anne Eck

    I found myself using thought emojis: “ehh…yay…ahh…eww..over and over again! Love this format.

  6. Trina Avatar

    What a great format. I love how jhartz said, “Life is this seesaw of this and that” – so true!

    Yay for some new curriculum planning!

  7. margaretsmn Avatar

    Enjoyed the format and peek into your day. Frustrating about the doctor though. I hope you can find a cleaner one soon.

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