Encouragement

On Dealing with Burnout

by Jennifer Haynie @jenniferhaynie1 March. We all know what happened five months ago. A pandemic. But more than that, at least for me, the beginning of a journey with many unexpected twists and turns that still aren’t over. I’ll talk about more of these later, but I wanted to discuss why I’ve taken a two-month ...continue reading

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Let's End This Today

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I struggled with writing this blog post. Truly, I did. Normally, I can at least start a post, complete it in a couple of drafts, and send it on its way. Not with this one. This one has required at least four rewrites because I’m touching on a topic that is ...continue reading

To Be or Not to Be? The Good Thing About Stillness

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 A couple of weeks ago, we in North Carolina went through about a four-day rainy spell. Seriously, like I didn’t leave the house for two days, and it nearly drove me batty, especially since I’m working at home right now. That week, I literally stayed inside since it was so wet. ...continue reading

Finding the Silver Lining

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Mid-March. The pandemic began spreading. Life as we knew it started crumbling. We were sent home to work. My husband’s and my vacation plans changed four times in ten days with three of those happening within a week. When we returned, we found ourselves under a statewide stay-at-home order. The only ...continue reading

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Pestilence, Fear, and Vikings

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger’s note: Initially, I had planned on launching blog posts related to my upcoming novel, No Options. But due to the onslaught of COVID-19, I decided instead to put off those posts until next week and instead address my observations about what’s been happening near me. Friday afternoon, I stared in ...continue reading