“Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” (E.L. Doctorow in his novel Ragtime)
I’m taking a course called #passiontopaid with @homsweethom. We had a live Q&A last night where, among other things, Lauren encouraged us to focus on “What you want to be known for in 2019” as opposed to anything significantly longer-term. As someone who aspired to academia for a long time, this shorter timeline is revelatory. And such a relief. I have young kids, and they change pretty much every day. Plus I’m their primary caregiver as a #sahm. This means that, while I am consistent to my values over time, the details often pivot with a rapidity that feels suuuuper uncomfortable. I love the idea of leaning into just the *very next thing* and taking it from there.