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I’m so happy for you, Kristy!

I’ve been finding inspiration in my daughter. Also, in the need to get out of current situations. I’m reading an advance copy of Chuck Wendig’s new book and, like King, his work makes me want to write.

The stress is mounting and I feel like my general disposition from the nightmare of the last few years is making me an island that no one wants to traverse. I’m trying, but it’s hard.

Anyway, I really am thrilled for you! Wishing you continued success!

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Aug 20, 2023·edited Aug 20, 2023Author

Thanks! Yeah, I am so burnt out from teaching, but I don’t really have a choice right now as the sole income for the family. So I’m living in denial and using creativity (fantasy) to cope. Is that healthy? IDK 🤷‍♀️ Hoping at least for really nice students and small classes. Good luck this year!

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Yeah, I'm the sole income, too. There's a piece of me that is willing to risk everything to really try to write, but I can't do that to my family. I think exploratory is what's really bringing me down. Maybe I'll text you at some point if you're cool so I can get into things more. Anyway, let me know if you ever want to do coffee or just hit me up to chitchat.

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That is amazing news about your book. So, so cool! I am also enjoying yoga. We have had a beautiful summer but have gotten some smoke so I’m forced to figure things out indoors for a few days which is a challenge for me. I’m hoping my daughter and I can watch some movies today. She says Tim Burton. It’s good to see your post again. Good luck in the return this week. I gave you a shout out in my Sunday post- I wrote about gardening this week. https://pocketfulofprose.substack.com/p/enough-is-enough

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Thank you! I’m already feeling back to school stress and it’s not even here yet. Too much to do, and I’m still in a breezy, summer mode.

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