I know what you’re thinking: “great advice, but how am I supposed to do that?”
I feel you. Between my full-time job as literacy tutor and many side gigs, volunteering for multiple writing- and educated-centered nonprofits, and (trying) to take care of my health and have a semblance of a social life, my writing practice always took a back seat.
It seemed too simple to be a solution, but I decided to do it: I sat. I wrote.
Five minutes here, five minutes there, and—as if I had received the blessing of a writing god—projects that had been mere dreams suddenly developed substance.
Once I’d started investing just five minutes in my practice a day, it became easier to find a little more. I missed TV less. I opened a book to read for the first time in months. Shockingly, I found by just investing those five minutes in myself and my own innate ability to create, everything in my life became more centered. I became a better teacher, friend, partner—and definitely better writer—because I found a mantra to live by: show up. sit. write.
I started Sit. Write. because I want to share what I’ve learned with you as a fellow writer, and as a teacher in the K-College classroom.
Sit. Write. contains all that you need to start your writing practice: writing prompts, craft essays, and, for you intrepid teachers out there, lesson plans to take the action to the classroom.
What’s it going to be? Take five minutes for yourself (and your writing practice) and subscribe to my mailing list. You’ll receive a writing prompt in your inbox instantly.
Don’t put it off until later. Set a timer. Sit. Write.