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It took me over nine years to finish crafting The Oat Project: How I faced my fear and came of age in one wild summer.
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Pandemic Lockdown, Day 1
by Jene' Jackson
I woke late today thinking it had snowed
That singular silence
Muffled and pristine
As though no one has ever been
To hear the sounds
Of the earth
Air and wind
But no, sunlight dappled my bedroom's shades
Calling me to rise to
A newly silent city.
To be in the light
How long has it been since the Earth woke like I did?
She, too, rose late today
At the silence.
A hundred years
since she could hear the wind without the car
The grass without the mower
The rushing water in the brook river gutters without the rushing people’s frantic calls to hurry or they'd be late.
She rose to stand in her back door
As I did
To make sure it hadn't snowed, and
Like I did,
stood very still and heard
All things green pushing themselves to the Sun
Magnificent and grand and
Quiet as snow.
So much of her Self
she had tamped down trampled tamed
Yoked to her people.
Her kindly brutal nurturing
Nature bled of its power to heal and grow and bring forth life itself
In a bud or the sea or me.
Ah, there goes the first car down my street.
I can go to the store for food now.
Maybe I'll walk.
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Jené is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. Her memoir, The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer, about how she finally sowed her wild oats, has been called “raw,” “courageous,” and “fearless.” She is working on her first novel and second big project, The Boot by Boot, which will also be a memoir to inspire.
By authentically and joyfully connecting with friends, strangers, and audiences, Jené is challenging the status quo, shifting how we judge “lost” time and life’s worth, and leaping off metaphorical cliffs to learn from risk, inspiring people to say, “I never thought about it that way.”
Jené was raised all over the U.S. as a preacher’s daughter before finally rebelling. She is a single mom of three, a GenXer in midlife, in menopause, has POTS, and is finally becoming who she is.
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