Resolutions for Women Who Write

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If you are a woman writer, this year resolve to write—by any means necessary. You are a writer and perhaps you are also a wife, a mother, a sister, or a career woman. You are a writer and most likely you are also a daughter, a lover, and a friend. Last year there were probably very few days when you failed to mother or to love or to be the best employee, boss, or homemaker that you could be. You may not have been perfect, but you always gave it your all.

But last year there were probably many days when you failed to write. You didn’t go to that workshop you wanted to attend. You didn’t write that poem, story, or essay in your head. You didn’t jot down those ideas you had for a compelling new character or a captivating new blog post. You didn’t write because you just didn’t have the time, because you were busy being a good mother, lover, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. You were busy being the best employee, boss, or homemaker that you could be. You couldn’t carve out time to write, you told yourself, because that would be selfish.

But you were wrong.

Maybe you’re hesitant to call yourself a writer because it’s been so long since you did spend hours at your favorite coffee shop writing in your journal or working on your blog. It’s been too long since you’ve spent a day at your computer drafting the next chapter of your novel. Perhaps you’ve never done these things.

But you are a writer. So this year, resolve to write…

Read this entire article at B-Metro.com

Join Me at Michelson Laser Vision

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How would  you behave if you were the best in the world at what you do? 

This is a question business expert Marie Forleo once asked and it’s a question I ask myself often.

On Thursday, May 21 I’ll be on the B-Metro social media broadcast team covering an event celebrating one of the best doctors in the world. 

Michelson Laser Vision is moving to a new location at UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 501. Join me Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. There will be complimentary appetizers and drinks, live entertainment, and a chance to win door prizes. Free valet parking will also be available. 

Dr. Marc Michelson has bee the recipient of the “Best Doctors in America” award for 15 consecutive years. He performed the first myopic vision correction procedure in Alabama (photorefractive keratoplasty or PRK) in 1991. Dr. Michelson is recognized as a leader in the field of refractive surgery and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of refractive surgeons in the country. Dr. Michelson has the only WaveLight EX500 Excimer in the state of Alabama. This platform is the fastest excimer approved by the FDA in the United States. 

Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery is the most common type of vision correction surgery performed at Michelson Laser Vision to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Dr. Michelson is also Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine.

Learn more at MichelsonLaserVision.com

Disclosure: I am receiving monetary compensation from B-Metro magazine for my time, but 
all opinions are my own. 

On Being a Woman of Power

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We’re raising our glasses to the power of women!

Last week I had the opportunity to cover B-Metro magazine’s Women of Power party, which celebrated the release of the magazine’s annual Power of Women issue.

As part of the B-Metro blog team I shared highlights of the party via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

The Power of Women issue is my favorite. Last year I had the honor of being one of the women featured. The profile See Javacia Lead focused on my work with See Jane Write

I was quite excited to see several ladies of See Jane Write at last week’s party, which was held at Vino in English Village. 

Abiola, Jane, and Shella came out and represented for See Jane Write!

The turnout was great and everyone seemed to have an excellent time. 

We enjoyed delicious free hors d’oeuvres from Vino and live music by Gabriel Tajeu. 

Along with Vino, the party was also sponsored by Alabama Power and Cadillac, who showed off some gorgeous new cars. 

At the party I had the chance to chat with Raquel Morgan, a top commercial account manager at Alabama Power, about what it means to be a woman of power. 

Raquel Morgan of Alabama Power

“Being a woman of power is about being willing to give back and being willing to uplift other women,” Morgan said.

When asked what advice she would give to young women graduating high school this month, Morgan’s response was simple yet wise: “Enjoy life, but make smart choices.” 

Morgan has worked for Alabama Power for 15 years and says it’s a great place to work for women and for anyone. 

“I’ve been given so many opportunities and resources to excel in my career path,” she said. 

Morgan said that one of the women of power she admires most is Bobbie Knight, who is the head of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power. “I admire her integrity, her strength, and her intelligence,” Morgan said. “And she has great fashion sense!”

How do you define a woman of power? What women of power do you admire most? 

Cross-posted at WriteousBabe.com

Jane About Town: Celebrate the Power of Women with B-Metro

It’s no secret that I love B-Metro magazine and its annual Power of Women issue is a prime example of why I’m such a fan of this publication. 
Each May B-Metro honors women of Birmingham striving to make the city a better place. I had the privilege of being recognized for my work with See Jane Write in last year’s Power of Women issue. (Check out my profile, See Javacia Lead.) 
This year’s honorees will be celebrated at the Power of Women Party, 5-7- p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at Vino (1930 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook)  in English Village. I’ll be part of the B-Metro Blog team broadcasting party highlights via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
The party will include complimentary food, a cash bar, and door prizes. 
Head to Facebook to RSVP
And then read about this year’s honorees in this month’s issue of B-Metro 
You can follow my event coverage on the following social media channels:
Instagram  – @writeousbabe
Twitter – @writeousbabe and @seejanewritebhm
Why you should go? B-Metro supports our city’s powerful women. Show that you do too.