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By: Tina Bausinger
But who cares about Southern women?
I paused. Was this really a question? It seemed to be.
I’m reading an email sent from the dean of my graduate school, who is also my instructor. I’m working on my topic for my doctorate studies, and it includes southern women’s voices. Is it possible he’s being serious? Is it possible I must explain that yes, people care about Southern women?
This question I continue to answer two years later.
In February I set a goal to write 50 pages for my next book. I wrote exactly ZERO! If you’re also setting goals for your work in progress and missing the mark each month, it may be time for you to reset your writing routine.
Today I’m sharing some birthday affirmations because it’s my birthday!
Birthdays are a big deal because they’re like your own personal new year. It’s a great time to set goals and intentions for your next trip around the sun. But as the excitement of your birthday starts to wane, your confidence in your goals might as well. That’s why I’m a fan of birthday affirmations. They help you establish the right mindset on Day One so you can stay in the right headspace for the next 12 months.
Today we’re giving you some February journal prompts to keep you writing all month long. But I hope these prompts do even more than that.
February is my favorite month. It’s my birthday month. It’s Black History Month. And it’s love month! And for me, part of celebrating love month is celebrating self-love. That’s what I hope these February journal prompts will spark for you.