A Few Quick Thoughts

Well, it’s that time of year again. My brain is officially mush. You could mash it with a plastic spoon at this point. The June by-product of being a (substitute) teacher.

It’s been a busy school year for me. In addition to work, I’ve spent every available minute from November to February putting my book together and publishing it. Then came marketing, networking, and on and on it goes.

In reference to the marketing, I did a short online marketing course yesterday, which taught me how poorly I’m promoting my book. When I’m back to myself, I’ll have to see what else I learned and hopefully apply some of that knowledge.

Although I love my job, I am looking forward to summer vacation. Most summers, I take a road trip with my hubby. We usually plan it out well in advance, but this year we’ve decided to see what happens. It’s just the two of us these days, so planning isn’t as necessary as when we traveled with our children.

During summer vacation, I’m also hoping to continue writing, of course. With that in mind, I purchased The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. I plan to read it this summer. I know how boring the idea of sitting down to read a grammar book might sound, but I figure if I’m going to commit as a writer, I need to refresh my memory on the rules of writing. It never hurts to review what we know, and this book came recommended by someone I trust. And judging by the preview, the book is written in a highly readable manner. I’ll let you know when I’m done. I’m actually looking forward to reading it. Now there’s something I’d never thought I’d say.

Because I am tired, I’m keeping this post short and sweet. I should also mention that I’ve updated my privacy page to comply with the new GDPR and you’ll notice the new cookie notification at the top of this site.

In case you’re wondering what the GDPR is all about, you can check out this link. I’m hoping that I now have everything in order.

Anyways, before I go, I thought I’d share the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi below. We are the sum of our choices. And while we will continue to make mistakes, we can always try our best.

 

 

Well, that’s it for this week. Until next time, be kind to yourself.

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