An office of one's own...

I have always wanted my own office -- at home or at work. But until today, that never happened.I have had my own classroom -- which isn't the same. Students seem to think it is their classroom and encroach on my personal space. The school seems to think it is its classroom and schedules classes I don't teach or meetings I don't lead, keeping it full of people and keeping me out. It was not like having an office of my own....more

A Room of My Own

Since we returned from a family vacation last month, I’ve tried to see one friend each day; I’m not at 100%, but overall my hit rate is terrific, and it’s been such a treat. This is yet another way that I’m working to better balance life, making time for leisure in addition to work, prioritizing myself in addition to my family and responsibilities....more

A Room of One's Own, Revisited: How Important is Solitude to a Writer?

Virginia Woolf famously wrote, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Leaving aside the question of what a woman writes—fiction or nonfiction, prose or poetry, journalism or pithy blog posts, just how important is it to have a room of one’s own?...more

Giving Thanks in My Milestone Year, and Ours

By Laura Sillerman ...more