Hysterectomy Recovery, Depression Recovery, Quit Job, Fibro Kicked In Fulltime Hardcore Bitch
Click published, Click read by at least 14 people, Click reviewed well, and not well, Interview/Feature in Chatter, Published essays, “Lucky,” “Wonder the Pink,” “In the Milk,” “What It Does,” “A Moment of James” + 2 excerpts of Click; Worked with 2 students through CNF’s Magazine Mentor Program; Began work with private student
Became very involved in my church fell in love with my church made new friends at my church love my church; Began EFM class with Dale at Grace, my church did I mention I loved my church?
Wrote a lot of things but didn’t concentrate on anything specific; Read in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville
Opened brokerage account; obsessed over said brokerage account; obsessed over budget like I used to play Tetris
Had successful Xmas Party
Spent a lot of time in pain
Actually read a novel; Read quite a few books, some of which I remember
Chucked Depakote; Chucked Prozac; Began Lithium; Tried to get life into a post-job rhythm
Had lovely alone vacation time with Dale in Helen, Ga
Spent a crazy stupid manic amount of money;
Goals for 2015--
Figure out a rhythm for this post-job life; Set up an official writing business; Take on more private students
Figure the body the brain the connection
Mail scores of letters and cards (let me know if you’re interested. I want to write letters and girl-crush love letters as though I’m living in the 19th century)
Spend time with new friends; Spend time with old friends
Paint and maybe draw
Pay attention to things that go into my mouth; Pay attention to things that go out of my body; Work really hard to stop talking about my body and my pain and my this that suffering blah blah all the time.
Continue to be work on kindness; Give more to charity; Tip fast food workers
Make it to AWP, pace myself, enjoy myself, be brave, go to bed early, actually go to panels; Drink wine in smaller and smaller sips so that one glass lasts a least an hour
Move in a way that doesn’t cause pain; Eat as many raspberries as possible; Eat a lot of oatmeal; Learn to eat greens on a regular basis; Cook more, please find the energy to cook more
Successfully complete at least one book of one thing—poetry, lyrics, fiction, another novel, whatever. Just complete one thing; Bust a move. Get it published. All of it.
Read more. Please. Which means watching less TV
Go to meditation center regularly; go to pool regularly; figure out what regularly means what it means to move and not cause pain and drain energy but to move and create energy; figure out if this is possible
Eat out less; Save more money; Find some sort of volunteer work that won’t wear me out too much that will feed me give me energy.
Do workshop at Grace
Find out if anyone would like to hear me yarn on about what I know, whatever that is; I would like to be paid for this
Do not allow myself to teach part-time at UTC no matter how much I think it’s a good idea because it is a very bad idea
Love better higher deeper
Breathe; Keep calm; Realize and accept my limitations and be kind to myself
Continue to learn