Something I thought about:

  • I have even more than usual on my plate right now plus a great deal of uncertainty about the future (ah the joys of preparing to finish something massive). I’ve been thinking about both the practical day-to-day items I need to get through to meet the many upcoming deadlines and the bigger picture questions of what comes next.

Something I did:

  • Got my flu shot!
  • Made a punch list of diss revisions.
  • Worked on diss revisions.
  • Taught my final first-year literature and writing course after a year of covering for a colleague.
  • Finished the poetry unit in creative writing. It seems to have gone even faster than past years!
  • Went to a Halloween party and sang karaoke for the first time in years.

Something I read:

  • How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
  • Marigold and Rose: A Fiction by Louise Glück