Saying a surprisingly emotional goodbye to Lubbock this morning.
Two days of driving will get me back to California.
And then in two months I’m moving to North Carolina.
oh wait today is Thursday not Friday
In the latest sign that I’m actually beginning to emerge from the end-of-semester/end-of-this-academic-year malaise, this morning I spent at least 30 minutes organizing a list of the first batch of books to put on hold at the library for summer fun reading.
Time to hunker down and finish grading these timelines.
I can finish this final project tomorrow (it’ll be mediocre no matter what but at least it’ll be done).
Because it’s a Monday, my initial attempt to make coffee consisted of pouring whole beans into the French Press. I managed to catch myself before I added water.
Happy first day of CAMWS!
Successfully re-formatted my entire thesis while re-watching Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Sometimes when one roommate severely misestimates the timing of prep and cooking for house dinner, you just need to listen to Madonna in the kitchen over champagne cocktails with your other roommate.
When I went outside to grind some coffee using the outlet by the garage (so as to not wake up the roommates), I took a very calming few moments to just listen to the birdsong and appreciate the rising sun shining through budding leaves.
Passed my thesis defense!
The next three days: final revisions and formatting.
But tonight: SLEEP.
Spending the morning as an Alex-shaped bundle of worries.
(I have my thesis defense in 2 hours and 23 minutes)
Hydration: still important.
Also sleep, that too.
Really feeling the burnout this week.
The lack of a dedicated spring break, while understandable, is getting to me.
Tonight’s film: The Silent Partner (1978) 🍿
Today is one of those days where coffee is apparently going to do nothing.
Still doing my best to string some more words together.
oh good a tornado warning
Up bright and early, slugging coffee as I begin a day full of meetings.