For as long as I can remember, February has been one of my busiest months. When I taught at the #AfricentricAlternativeSchool and other schools, February meant planning school assemblies and preparing my students for performances. It’s also the month when I coordinated and hosted #ICEDINBLACK, a touring film festival that I founded. February is also a great time to check out #BlackHistorymonth events.
February, as a #Blackauthor, like other #Blackartists, is incredibly busy as the demand for school presentations increases to an already busy schedule as a #gradstudent, #writer, #part-time #writingprofessor, and other roles.
To ensure this schedule is manageable, I:
- schedule author visits on certain days of the week
- decided to set a cutoff date of February 1st (TODAY) to schedule or until all my presentation dates are scheduled
- maintain my self-care routine which includes prayer, exercise , and staying connected with friends and family, including travelling to attend a funeral as well as celebrating a birthday
These are small modifications and I will update this schedule weekly. A both exciting and challenging aspect of being an #artrepreneur is I run all aspects of my writing career. So please be patient with me. My goal this year is to implement more balance in my busy life.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chug Mung Nam Moy! Happy Lunar New Year!
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