Something I thought about:

  • I’m trying to figure out how to stay informed and active without drowning in the stress and sorrow of the moment. Life continues: teaching, raising a child, doing taxes, buying groceries, filling out field trip forms — and yet every moment feels somewhat surreal. Small joys and celebrations amidst terrible sadness.

Something I did:

  • Had a conference proposal accepted.
  • Received feedback on half of my diss from my adviser.
  • Celebrated the child’s birthday.

Something I read:

  • Too much news. Too much doom scrolling.