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back of an art class flyer.
This is also my way of teaching myself to do the best I can with what I have. It's a lesson I try to teach my students daily through setting an example. Life won't always give me the perfect conditions for writing (or anything else really), so I must be flexible. The ability to improvise and adjust to any situation is an advantageous life skill. Professional athletes always have to adjust to their opponent, playing field (home court advantage is a real factor), and how they mentally/physically/emotionally feel that day. It applies to businesspeople, emergency room doctors, police officers, lawyers, and teachers. It's a trait that enables people to be successful in any walk of life.
For me, this daily writing obstacle course is my way of training myself to tackle everything life throws at me. If I can make the best of any circumstance, who knows what I'll be able to accomplish.