Hi, my name is Janet–welcome to the blog!
The Salted Rim Chronicle was born when I stopped listening to that self-limiting chatter in my head (often fueled by the opinions of others) and allowed myself a personal “do over”.
With the goal of throwing out my alarm clock forever, I set out to restructure everything in my life:
I wanted freedom
I wanted to travel
I wanted to create
I wanted to learn
After nine years of full time study while working 60 hours a week, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I left a high paying job, began working as therapist, and accepted a position as an adjunct psychology professor. As planned, my career shift allowed me to focus on my creative writing, and I designed the blog, but I wasn’t quite done—my ultimate “dream” was to write; I applied to Columbia University’s MFA Creative Writing Program and to my surprise, I was accepted!
In 2016, I eagerly packed up my life and headed to NYC. My studies at Columbia centered on poetry, non-fiction, and photography. The program at Columbia shifted my perspective(s) on almost everything, and accepting their offer to attend was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I left Columbia having finished manuscript (a collection of poetry that aims to humanize the reality of mental illenss) and I will be sending it out to publishers over the summer!
Back to the blog—
One thing I’ve learned in my personal journey is that I am imperfect and I’m skeptical of anyone who claims to have all the answers. If I claimed to be an authority on anything, I’d feel like a fraud. I’ve also become highly sensitive to the noise in World today, and don’t wish to engage in such chatter.
As such, I hope The Salted Rim Chronicle becomes a place people visit to access art, recipes, stories, etc. without the obnoxiousness of typical social media racket.
Thank you for visiting—sending you kind vibes and margarita love,
(fun facts about me listed below)