Friday, August 6, 2010


How did it get to be August? Where did the time go?

My summer goals have met with decidedly mixed success. I've made progress on preparing new courses and preparing for my fall review, but not so much with the writing. I may still be able to get some writing in before class starts...but that's only three weeks off... so we'll see how much I can accomplish.

I am not entirely happy with my lack of productivity this summer, but I think the reality is that I needed a break. To review, in the last year, I bought a house, moved halfway across the country, started a new tenure-track job, gave papers at two conferences, and experienced my father's death. This summer has been, if not productive, a valuable time for rest and renewal.


Notorious Ph.D. said...

Sing it, sister. I can't even look at those "new summer's resolutions" I wrote without cringing. I think I slept July away.

feMOMhist said...

panic has set in and I've discovered the joys of block scheduling. I'm trying to wring those last few days of writing out of summer, while still prepping syllabi, writing a grant, and oh yes, raising some kids ;)