Where’s my shoe horn?

August 31st. The last day of the last full month of sabbatical. The automated sabbatical message will terminate in a few minutes. And I have learned two things in the past 72 hours:

1) there is no “easing in” from sabbatical to post-sabbatical

2) there is no “easing in” from sabbatical to post-sabbatical

And a bonus realization: tenure is finally sinking in, with all of its glory (read: ha!) and craziness and inexplicable expectations.

Good night changing time zones.
Good night long email respites,
summer uniforms, and movie marathons;
Good night wandering walks, nation hopping,
mismatched socks.
Good night open calendars.
Good night, sweet full blue moon.

Hello new year.

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One Response to Where’s my shoe horn?

  1. lb2035 says:

    you’re right, there is no easing–but there is something to identifying the best of the experience and trying to preserve it, even if in a condensed fashion…

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