Today is my last day as an English instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. After juggling my teaching career with See Jane Write for the past eight years I’m finally taking the leap and pursuing my passion project full-time.
The few people I’ve shared this news with already have all had the same reaction— “It’s about time!” So while plenty of people may think I’m crazy to leave the security of a steady paycheck many people reading this may be thinking, “What took you so long?”
I believe every woman should write a love letter to her body several times a year. One should be in January. You know, that time of year when we pinch and poke the heft on our hips or the bulge of our bellies. That time of year when we vow to try Whole30 or the Keto diet and to go to the gym every single day. It is at such a time as this that we need to remind our body that we will love her even if she looks exactly the same on December 31.
We should also write one just before summer, that time of year when we’re disappointed or perhaps even angry because we don’t have that “beach body” we’d planned to have by May.
One of the best things we writers can do to improve our craft (other than just writing) is reading the works of others. “Good writers read good writing”, I always say. And now See Jane Write is going to help you do just that with our new book club — See Jane Read!
This is the question I’ve asked myself recently as I’ve looked back over the first four months of 2019. Each month I’ve set goals for myself and each month I’ve failed to achieve most of them.
I’m no rookie when it comes to goal setting and slaying. I’ve been setting yearly, monthly and even weekly goals for myself since I was 11! And I learned early on that the key to accomplishing those goals was to tackle one at a time and to break down the goal into smaller, manageable tasks.