Something I thought about:

  • I decided to be a bit ruthless about prioritization this week and ended up dropping my French class. I enjoy it — the people, the discussions — but right now getting to Cambridge one night / week puts too much pressure on the rest of the week. I have to leave work a little early to get there, and I begin each week feeling rushed and behind. The child has activities T-Th, so I’m already running around those evenings. I don’t generally drop things. I don’t like to feel like I’m giving up. But in this instance, I think I can immerse myself a bit more deeply and regularly in French media to keep up comprehension (at the very least), and the extra evening will give me a touch more breathing room, which I need.

Something I did:

  • Watched football.
  • Worked through covid because the US.
  • Canceled an activity for myself.
  • Recovered from covid.
  • Added an activity for my child.
  • Did some post-covid catching up.
  • Found some hilarious and some complex bugs.
  • Wrote some copy. Edited some copy.
  • Asked and wrote up a ton of questions.
  • Tried again with some new routines.

Something I read:

  • Ted Kooser: More Than a Local Wonder by Carla Ketner, a PB biography of the former Poet Laureate
  • 1000 Words by Jami Attenberg — I subscribe to the newsletter and did 1000 words of summer in an informal way a couple of times (i.e. not as part of the community and not necessarily 1000 words, either, but daily goals and sometimes on the hashtag). It was interesting to see how this came together in book form.