I’m not gonna lie — August has kicked my butt.

Just yesterday I showed a colleague of mine the August calendar in my Day Designer* and her jaw dropped. There was not a single empty space!

I spent the first weekend of August attending WordCamp Birmingham where I learned a very important lesson about content creation that you read about here.

The 2018-2019 school year started so I had to get back to juggling my freelance writing with my full-time teaching job.

I’ve been working on making the See Jane Write blog better, too, and even launched a new feature — Media Maven.

On just the second day of school, I was out way past my bedtime. But I have no regrets. I was up late attending a live recording of the NPR podcast Code Switch, featuring Birmingham poet Ashley M. Jones. I had a chance to chat with her about the experience.

The month wasn’t all work and no play. I watched TV and movies, listened to music, and read books. (Find out what I’m currently into here.) I had dinner with friends, date nights with hubs and got a massage, because, as I explained in a blog post this month, I am making teacher self-care a priority this year.

As I look to September I can tell it’s going to be just as busy and to be honest, I’m excited. I’m not sure how this is possible, but the hectic month of August left me exhausted yet exhilarated so I’m staring at September saying “Let’s do this!”

What were your August highlights?  


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