I jokingly said a while back that in order to finish all the projects I have due at the end of this term, I would have to institute a “social media blackout.” Some folks said they’d miss me, but I’m sure the greater public probably sighed in collective relief at the idea of a break from my chatter. While I don’t think it’s entirely realistic to state that I’ll be completely non-existent on my Internet outlets, I think it’s only fair to state that I’ll be pretty scarce.
To put my hectic life into perspective:
- I have an open-book final on Monday.
- I have four major projects due throughout the day on Tuesday.
- I have two papers also due on Tuesday.
- I’m hoping to get home on Tuesday night, although if I have to pull an all-nighter on Monday night I will wait until Wednesday morning to drive home. (Sleeping while exhausted is not safe, people!)
- Family time and recovery. Lots of it.
As I type this, I’m sitting in the basement of the art building…literally waiting for glue to dry to move onto the next step of a project.
I guess the whole point of this post is to say, “Holy cow am I busy!” It’s also to let folks know that they shouldn’t worry if I drop off the face of the Earth until after Thankgiving. It’s also to ask for prayers and well-wishes, because I feel like I need a miracle to 1. get everything done and 2. keep sane through the next few days!
On the bright side, Tuesday night is a shining beacon of hope. I’ll get to see my mother and stepdad, who I have been missing a lot lately. (Knowing that I could be moving far away in just seven months really puts our relationship into perspective.) I’ll get to see my dog, who I am incredibly attached to. I’ll get to meet our new furry housemates, two little black kittens that I want to name after Muppets. I get to eat good food with great company. I get to reconnect with the extended family that I tend to lose touch with during my busy academic year. I get to drink hot cocoa with my nieces and nephews. I get to see my lifelong best friend.
Long story short…I can’t wait for break.