Something I thought about:

  • This was both school and university vacation week, and the whole family was at home. I always like the laziness of these weeks — no running around all over the place — but also miss the tyranny of a schedule when it’s easier to be “productive” because time is so structured. Naturally, there was a bit too much on deck for this week, but it felt good to close out a few things. I was trying to find a balance between rest and moving forward and managed to get a bit more sleep. Actually, I had a better balance between input, output, and breaks and want to keep working on that.

Something I did:

  • Caught up on grading
  • Visited two sections of a course at Boston University to talk about Elizabeth Bishop and research
  • More Diverse Verse National Poetry Month work
  • Wrote my second post for the Love Letters to Poetry series
  • Quickly turned around some final edits for a paper
  • Made it to a 365-day streak on DuoLingo!
  • A lot of logistics
  • Went for a walk in the woods

Something I read:

What does it mean to be from a place? Is it an accident of birth? Are you from the first home you remember? The place you lived the longest? Is it something earned, like citizenship? Something learned, like language? (p. 39)