I've spent the week composing a blog about the election, about my response to it, and about some other pertinent things like that. But guest what?
That's just not happening this week.
Instead, I figured I would share some of my favorite links.
For inspiration and coping:
When I need a teaching-related laugh:
When I need a break from grading:
From Charlotte Agenda
When I feel like I'm failing at being an adult:
From Thought Catalogue
From The Atlantic
Other amazing distractions this week have been watching How to Be Single on HBO Go (which single or not is the best rom/com I've seen in awhile) and The Crown on Netflix. They are amazing.
Maybe I'll have some deep thoughts next week. In the meantime, "People are dicks. Love them anyway."
I did sort of make a resolution for 2018, but it is not quantifiable at all. And thus it doesn’t demand anything like: Write one blog per week.
Instead my 2018 focus is on finding delight.
I wrote a thing about my aunt, Sue, who passed away last summer.... I still don't know what to do with this, really, but sharing it feels right today, especially as my grading slows at the end of the term, and I have some time to reorient my life, to find my way back to creating a life I love.
While Dan and I sat outside, my mom’s most recent, sweet gift sat on our kitchen table. It was a box of hot chocolate from Amazon. It was simple but so considerate, and it's the perfect illustration of how gracious my mom is.
I have always been a billboard for positive thinking. But not anymore.
I know how I got here, how I became this positive-thinking evangelical. I got here by combating anxiety with positive affirmations, moving toward success through imagining it, beginning with the end in mind.
There’s a huge difference for me between what is private and public information. As both a poet and a blogger, I've always had to negotiate this. Sharing why I'm raising money for cancer research toes that fine line.