This month has been packed full of deadlines, classes and work meetings. My way of coping? Browsing through travel blogs. The beaches, mountains and cool rivers have a way of soothing my worries and insidious doubts. Will I I’ll ever publish a novel, finish my dissertation or complete my MBA? I invent an impromptu mantra to counteract the witchy spell of fear gripping my insides.Soon all this will be over and I’ll be sipping salty margaritas and watching the sunset. I’ll strike the words enlightening and constructive from my vocabulary. I won’t think in terms of plot or structure. I’ll learn to enjoy books again. They will not cause me to howl in cynical response. I will peacefully lie in the sun like a lizard and be damned the rest of the world.