The Fragilities of February
Guest Post by Tami Kamin Meyer
I write this essay cozy on my sofa with my three canine. Mother Nature coats our streets, automobiles and powerlines with layers of freezing rain. Several inches of snow are anticipated within the subsequent day, wreaking havoc on folks’s capacity to drive, journey and even stroll safely.
Although I’m not a winter lover, I admit this unfriendly climate is right for my work as a contract author. Being quickly quarantined at house, this time as a result of sleet and snow, affords me the scrumptious alternative to learn articles I’ve bookmarked, conduct analysis on story concepts I’m engaged on and even dally in Thesaurus.com.
In my thoughts, February is winter’s final try to make our Midwestern lives depressing. If the grey skies and frigid temperatures of January didn’t trigger you to lose your thoughts’s final marble, February’s hostility seeks to complete the job.
February acts like a bridge
But one of the best joys of February, which acts like a bridge between the chilly of January and the rising mildness of March, is that it’s the shortest month. February is just like the stuffing of an awkwardly-flavored Oreo. You don’t need to eat it, nevertheless it will get pressured down your throat, anyway.
Likewise, these pleasant writing-associated duties I take pleasure in however don’t typically have the time for are akin to being the Oreo of my freelance life. One aspect of the cookie represents the creating, considering, researching and writing I do. The different half is comprised of the advertising, hustling and self-promotion I do to accumulate alternatives to create, assume, analysis, and write. Finally, the stuffing consists of the actions I undertake to develop my information base or sharpen my mind, resembling crossword puzzles or researching pending laws on a matter of curiosity to me.
When I write, I deliver all these experiences and information collectively. I create what I hope is a scrumptious, fascinating and distinctive ‘cookie’ of inventive expression.
In the meantime, I’ll make extra espresso and warmth the oven. It’s time to ‘get baking.’