So, in my very first blog, my first yawp, I made a list of summer goals. It is not September. I have already started a new (part-time) teaching job (yay! income!) almost a month ago. The cranberries are also ready to be picked and the air is cold. Summer is over.
So, I’ve gone over my list to see what if I have done anything with these goals. The things I’ve accomplished, I’ve crossed off and provided notes in blue. The things I haven’t done, I’ve provided excuses for in red.
Goals for the summer:
Read at least one book that has nothing to do with education or researchI’m counting audiobooks because that is the only way my fried brain can consume books nowadays. I listened to Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It was incredibly moving. If I ever teach a college writing course ever again, I would like to use this text.
- Sew one atikłuk/qaspeq/kuspuk (pictures here if you don’t know what that is). I have not sewn a stitch this summer. I still have fabric sitting in the plastic store bag that I carried them home in.
- Organize my daughter’s room (seriously, I’m afraid of getting lost in the jungle of toys). Has not happened yet, but I am hopeful for the coming week.
- Finish the Shopkins craft I started with my daughter one year ago. Not yet. Still hopeful for this week.
Run all the way to that signI ran to that sign, I ran past that sign, ran down the road that goes past that sign, ran down another road, and another and eventually made a loop back to my car (Yeah, it took all summer for me to be able to do that, but running muscles aren’t built in a day).
- Figure out how to get that bit of pink nail polish out of the carpet. Nope. I did shampoo the carpet in my apartment though (ok, my boyfriend did about 2/3 of it)
Expand my Netflixing beyond just watching documentaries narrated by John Hurt (although I’m pretty sure falling asleep to the disembodied voice of Human Planet is making me dream smarter)I did expand my Netflixing to Hulu-ing, and eventually started watching house-flipping shows. After months of deliberation I’ve decided that I don’t like subway tile but I loooove farmhouse sinks.