academia reflections

september: thus far

Yes, it has been almost a full month since I blogged.  Whoops.  Anyway, happy September. Since my last post the semester has begun, and we’re about three weeks in.  In those three weeks, I have learned quite a lot.  The first thing? Teaching isn’t easy.  As a student, I never took into consideration the work …

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Supplies for the new college instructor

I have about two Mondays left until the beginning of the school year, and naturally, I’m in “school supply shopping” mode. When I was a child, I used to drag my mom to Walmart to go shopping for school supplies.  It was my favorite time of year, and nothing filled me with more joy than …

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daily life

New Beginnings

Well, it seems that my year may turn out differently than I had intended.  In addition to working as a writing consultant, I’ll be teaching composition at the college level!  I seem to be on this upwards trajectory, going from working at a writing center to teaching writing.  Now that I’ll be teaching, all of …

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On Fall

When fall comes around, I’m usually hit with a sense of melancholy.  I’m sure this is different from most people, who usually get excited about the return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, ankle boots, and scarves (actually, scratch that – I’m one of those people). Still, I find myself sinking into deep thought, and suddenly …

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Quote 2/?

You will never grow in the direction you want to go if you don’t act like who you want to be. Every day you wake up, you have another chance to show the world exactly what you expect from it, to tell people who you are. – The Law of Attraction for Practical People

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