As the temperature drops and the new semester starts for many college students, Erskine begins what its students affectionately call “J-term.” This one-month semester in January offers students the opportunity to take one class that they might not otherwise have time or desire to take at a much slower pace than during the normal semester. Instead of taking a class, for my sophomore year I am externing with Erskine’s communications department. Today, instead of browsing college pamphlets and literature to learn about publication style, voice, and design, I had the chance to sit down with Mrs. Joyce Guyette, the Associate Director of Written Communications at the home of the Flying Fleet. Mrs. Guyette writes for the campus alumni publication Inside Erskine,and proofreads some of Erskine's other literature. After earning her English major, Mrs. Guyette attended graduate school and completed her coursework after her first child was born. From her description of her various editing and proofreading positions throughout her life, a common theme has risen from Mrs. Guyette’s timeline of jobs. Instead of a strategic career track or plan to climb the ladder of English-related jobs, Mrs. Guyette seems to have been found by her editing positions. She displays a great faith in the Lord, staying true to what she enjoys, and trusting Him to provide. Moving around from places like Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina, the Guyettes currently find themselves in the Palmetto state, with Mrs. Guyette enjoying using her English major to write and proof for Erskine College. In addition to talking about what has led up to her position at Erskine, Mrs. Guyette also shared a bit about the writing process with me. One of my favorite anecdotes she shared was about her uncle, who served as senior editor and senior writer at Sports Illustrated some years ago. He told his brother, Mrs. Guyette's father, that he hears the rhythm of the writing in his head. I found it particularly interesting to learn about how her jobs differed in respect to work environments, group work versus individual assignments, and her transition from thinking on paper and working with a typewriter in college to completing the whole writing process on the computer. It was encouraging to learn that she was able to use her English major in many ways that she loved. While I’ve heard many times about the benefit of teaching after receiving an English major, it was inspiring to hear about the many other prospects available for English majors. Also, in the climate of pressured career preparation and long-term planning fostered in college, it was relieving to hear a success story of someone who followed what she loved, pursued education in what she enjoyed, and let the Lord lead her to thoroughly enjoyable job opportunities. After sharing her story with me, Mrs. Guyette offered some advice regarding my college education. I am currently a double major in English and Art, but have been on the fence as far as the English side goes for the past semester. However, Mrs. Guyette encouraged me to take time during the slower January term to stop, think, and pray about what direction to go, and what to major and minor in. I loved talking with Mrs. Joyce Guyette about her experiences in the English world; her love of writing and editing seems to be contagious, as I find myself reconsidering the English track at Erskine more deeply than before our conversation. She has a wealth of information, and it was wonderful to have a conversation with her.