It has come to my attention that my grandmother thinks that all I do is lift weights, because that’s what I post about most on Facebook. And I do think lifting weights is a great hobby to keep my mind off the frustrations of writing. Lifting weights has clear, concrete goals and payoff. I lift weights, and I get stronger. I feed the monkey on my back that wants constant achievement.
Writing and teaching have far less instant, obvious payoffs, and I like to post positive things on Facebook, for the most part. I’ve had days of teaching where I think