Thursday, June 23, 2011

Insomnia with a Purpose

I'm taking a workshop this week for teachers of writing. It got me thinking about when I actually used to write a bit. So of course I had to get up at 5 a.m. or so and dig through a file drawer in a file cabinet in the attic in my robe and slippers to look at stuff I had written 15 years ago. Some is missing..maybe on an old computer in the basement..maybe not. Don't know if there are hard copies of everything. This stuff was from 15 years ago..I was in, bohemian writers stage...reading about Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table, Anais Nin, Henry Miller..yuck, nope, not going back there, but probably did some of my best writing when in a state of narcissism..but not really narcissism, because I sure didn't love myself! Maybe it is time to take it up again, a different and better person..between grad school classes that is.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Break, Oh Really?

Spring break..what is that anyway? Not a break this time, but I really can't complain. I shouldn't have expected it to be any different. After all, it is NCAA could be tornados, but instead it's wintery cold and even a few flakes of snow. I can't complain for another reason. I'm having to finish up a research proposal for my current class which involves a massive read of quantitative and qualitative research articles and my own proposal driven from the readings, which fortunately I don't have to act upon in this so-called survey class. I feel a little better having attended class tonight and receiving some answers to my many questions about how to proceed from here. I've done little but sit at the computer during this break. I always mentally work ahead, I stress over it, and usually discover as I did tonight that I'm actually a bit ahead of myself, thinking the rough draft was due for a peer critique this coming Monday, only to be reminded by my peer that it isn't due until a week from Monday. Ahh..relief. My so-called Spring break has thus turned out to be a gift of time I desperately needed. Now, to keep working plus get my school plans in order. I've got my eyes set on the trip to New Orleans I recently won. This will all be over then, making it that much more enjoyable.