A few months ago during one of our weekly library trips, Austin perused the new nonfiction section and brought home “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker. For the next few weeks, I was bombarded with all kinds of sleep knowledge, some of which I would rather not have known.
When collaborating with another entity on a special section, things can get tricky. When collaborating with another entity plus 20 high-achieving, busy individuals, things are guaranteed to get tricky.
During the summer when I was a kid, my yard served as the neighborhood gathering place. Kickball, softball, volleyball, dodgeball—you name it, we played it. I spent all my waking hours outside soaking up the sun. A dip in the pool, some basketball in the driveway, twirling baton in the yard, riding bikes down the road, catching fireflies at night. I had no time to waste inside.
Putting together a monthly publication has its ups and downs. I won’t lie; it is a lot of fun. But it’s also a lot of work. Who comes up with the feature ideas? Where do we get our inspiration? Where do we go from there? How do we stay relevant?
I’ve gotten to eat and cook a lot of delicious food in my three years as an About contributor, but my most memorable assignment had nothing to do with eating. It was taking an aerial yoga class at Barre Fly in Jackson Township.