Is it possible I might one day do research again?
My new job is time-intensive, but yesterday I managed to get a little ahead on class prep, and today I had some time to think. I wrote up an abstract and made some lists:
goals for the year
materials to get from the library
ideas I might want to pursue in the future
I keep most of such notes on the computer, and I have a terrible time keeping track of such stuff. On the list of goals, in fact, is "for the love of God, reorganize the files so I can find things." My system of electronic file-keeping broke down once I moved beyond my dissertation materials, and whenever I try to find an idea or reference I wrote down, I end up searching in five different folders, opening and closing a dozen different files before I find what I'm looking for.
I think I have a pretty manageable agenda for the year, and we'll see how things go.
Now back to paper grading and class prep.