Every job has its hazards – pastry chefs probably gain a few pounds here and there. Left-handed carpenters have to be really careful with power tools. And writers? Well, we live too much in our own heads. It’s just part of the job description, I suppose.
I’m well aware of this, and I’m working on finding the best ways for me to unwind after intense days of classes and long nights in the newsroom. What makes me a dedicated student journalist – questioning everything and never settling for imperfection – sometimes makes me a pretty wired, anxious individual who can’t turn her brain off when it’s time to go to sleep. My parents are encouraging me to take tai chi or yoga classes, which totally sound appealing. I’m doing my darndest to make room for it in my busy schedule – and updates on this blog will follow if/when I go through with it.
In the meantime, check out my latest column in The Gannon Knight about this typo-hungry, perfectionist editor’s journey of learning to be OK with flaws 🙂