Setting Boundaries is the First Step to Becoming a “Real Writer”
I wanted to be a writer, and I thought my work-life balance was the price I had to pay. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Rainesford Stauffer is a freelance writer and Kentuckian. She is the author ofAn Ordinary Age (Harper Perennial, 2021) and All the Gold Stars: Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive (forthcoming from Hachette Books, May 2023).
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