July 1, 2020
SCBWI Headquarters has asked us regional advisors to take care of ourselves, to nurture our physical and mental well-being, during these stressful times. To that end, headquarters has asked us to create official “office hours” to provide boundaries between our volunteer time and the fueling of our professional and creative careers.
Some SCBWI members may not know that every region is run entirely by volunteers, including the leadership team. All of these volunteers give their time and talents because they hold a deep passion for children’s literature.
As your co-Regional Advisors, we, Rochelle and Silvia, still want to be available for you, but in a manner that sets the boundaries we need to stay fresh and best able to serve. Therefore, feel free to send your inquiries to us at any time (email@example.com), but please understand that, unless we deem your inquiry to be an emergency that requires immediate attention, we will hold off on replying until our official office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, from noon until 4 p.m.
We thank you for your understanding, and we wish you all good physical and mental health at all times. Always.