At this time of year, day and night are equal lengths, and we can use this energy of balance in our own writing lives, too.
Since being an academic means an extraordinary amount of time is spent planning and preparing for the future, let’s take some time today to reflect on the past and how far we’ve come.
Take out your journal and let yourself list how much you’ve learned.
2 things you’ve learned about yourself:
2 things you’ve learned about writing:
2 things you’ve learned about teaching:
2 things you’ve learned about academe:
2 things you’ve learned about your career:
Now take the insights from that list and spend 5 minutes journaling about where you are right here, right now—your strengths and gifts and capacities.
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