I’m excited to be kicking off our TGNA summer here with you with a list of 5 awesome things I am looking forward to this summer.
- The Return of TGNA and new members
This might be a no-brainer but I am so pumped to be back and to be growing our awesome writing community. Our old members are doing amazing things and I cannot wait to see what our new ones bring to the table (We will be finding out in the coming days as they introduce themselves). Plus, what better time for adventuring than summer?!
In 13 days I am headed to Europe for the first time. I’m chaperoning a high school trip to France, Switzerland, and Germany for 9 days. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. I’m going with students I love and other teachers who were and are my mentors and friends. I promise to bring home lots of pictures.
- Writing Time
Because I am an adult with student loans to pay off, I am working this summer. However, because I have a thesis to finish and more WIP ideas than fingers, I arranged my schedule to have a day off each week. Half of it is for thesis writing and half is for fiction. Now I just have to decide which project to work on!
- Summer Ballet Classes/Self-Care
I’m way past the age to go to a traditional summer intensive but I’m happy to be keeping myself mentally and physically in shape this summer with ballet classes at the company that built me. It might sound like another time suck commitment to some people but it is really me putting me first.
- FALL FRIVOLITY
In addition to coming back to the blog, TGNA is also putting out its second anthology this fall. If you haven’t already you should check out the submission guidelines and get in on the action! Autumn is my favorite season and I can’t wait to read the fabulous stories writers will be contributing.
What are YOU looking forward to this summer?!