Success #1: Monday, I will start my new position as dean of students at my middle school. It will be my first time out of the classroom in 26 years, and I am hoping that it will help me develop new types of relationships with colleagues and students.
Success #2: I have a poem coming up in a journal I love, The Literary Bohemian.
Success #3: Two readings coming up: January 30 at Brewed Awakenings with Kristin Latour and January 31 at Cafe Ballou with the Waiting 4 the Bus gang to celebrate the release of the new issue of their journal, Exact Change Only.
Success #4: I have been staying positive in the face of a lot of negativity – for me, this is a success. I literally lose sleep over things I cannot control, and being able to let go of some of these things is a big success for me. And of course, writing always helps.