Okay, so I cheated a little, and brought Aubie in to help me celebrate 2022. It’s the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese New Year, and I don’t know about you, but things are starting to feel a little more optimistic, following two very heavy years.
The Year of the Tiger is cause for celebration for a number of reasons:
- My years on campus as an Auburn Tiger were some of the most fun, formative, and optimistic years of my life;
- The Tiger symbolizes bravery, courage, and strength. Those of us who are still standing likely embody those qualities;
- The Year of the Tiger is believed to usher in “good change” following challenges. (Sounds good to me!).
College was a long time ago for me, but I still remember overcoming obstacles, learning new skills, making friends, and figuring out who I wanted to be in the world, what qualities I wanted to represent, and what impression I wanted to make.
I started out as a writer with the Auburn Plainsman student newspaper, serving as a staff writer, Features Editor, and Summer Editor (1988). After working briefly in the newspaper industry, I pivoted with unexpected changes, always calling upon my training and experiences as a writer for whatever organization and industry I found myself working.
Today, I’m a Writer for Hire (my networking colleagues remind me that “freelance isn’t free!”), Writing Coach/Instructor, and Author of numerous books. I live on a farm with my Auburn alumni husband and my horse. And I spend my days working with words.
I’m living my best life, and plan to continue to do so in 2022.
Who’s with me?