How to Make Your Academic Summer Amazing

by | Apr 12, 2018 | academic writing

It’s that time of the year. The time where the semester is coming to a head. Time to do #allthegrading, #allthemeetings, #allthethings. You keep kicking yourself for assigning so much stuff due at the end of the semester. Everyone wants a piece of your time. It’s becoming difficult to find time to eat lunch, but you are managing with one hand.

And there it is. Glimmering like a polished jewel just over the horizon.


Yes! Summer! (you say) #allthethings can wait until then! Once I hit summer break, everything will be fine. I’ll have those huge blocks of time I’ve been waiting for to write #allthearticles. I’ll take the kids to the beach. I’ll finally figure out what the internet means by “self-care.”

I don’t want to put a damper on your summer dreams, but don’t you already have a bunch of stuff planned for summer? And now we’re adding more stuff to that?


7 summer steps to have a productive academic year


Instead, I want you to use your summer to make next academic year absolutely amazing. To get you started, I’m sharing my 7-part video series called #SevenSummerSteps. It outlines seven steps to take this summer to have a super productive academic year. And setting yourself up for success next year is a pretty amazing accomplishment for this summer, right?

Here’s the first video in the series.



You can view all seven videos inside this series on my YouTube Channel here!


Episode 29: Hit the Reset Button

Episode 29: Hit the Reset Button

Is it time to hit the reset button? When we are in unusual circumstances we are forced out of the ‘norm’. And while that can definitely have its downsides, it can also give us an opportunity to reevaluate how we’re doing things.      This moment in time...

How to Handle Stress, Anxiety, and Overwhelm in Academia

How to Handle Stress, Anxiety, and Overwhelm in Academia

How do you feel when you get to work in the morning? When you look at your to-do list, do you feel completely overwhelmed? Have you ever felt the beginnings of a panic attack when you think about the amount of stuff you have to do? For most of us, the answer is “yes.”...

Stay current in Academic Publishing

Subscribe to our newsletter:

In the Pipeline

writing tips, publishing trends, reading recomendations, free workshops

In The Pipeline Newsletter

Send me Writer's Retreat updates by email!

Send me Writer's Retreat updates by email!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Get Your Cheat Sheet!

Get the PDF Cheat Sheet right to your inbox!

Check your email to find your cheat sheet!

Skip to content
We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.