If you follow the romance writing world at all, you know that the Romance Writers of America has been in serious turmoil these past few weeks. As a member of RWA’s Board of Directors (first as an Advisor and then briefly as a Direct0r-at-Large), I was in the middle of the storm. Or I was until I stepped down on January 8.
I’m not going to rehash the details – if you’re curious about what happened, google RWA. The story was covered by every major news outlet in the country. Besides, what’s happening with RWA isn’t the point of this blog.
Remember when I said that my word of the year was going to be self? One of my areas of focus was going to be self-care. Good self-care is more than simply taking a few hours for yourself. Good self-care means doing what is necessary for your mental and physical well-being.
Sometimes that means walking away.