month 2 of the sabbatical began with the conclusion of my reading of the hunger games trilogy — more on that in a separate post — and the end of my reading, prep, and grading for the online course i was teaching. hallelujah! if i sit very quietly, i can hear it… the sound of not having a deadline for at least 2 weeks… i almost dont want to say it out loud for fear of jinxing things and suffering the wrath of the universe. but screw it. i’m saying it. and i’m saying no with abandon.
i am also taking the advice of a friend with whom i had dinner with tonight who reminded me to “make every day count” during this precious time away from the routine of academic duties. so i am left to wonder what form that ends up taking. for now, i will simply nod and agree and document as a way of realizing this pearl of wisdom.