Category: Managing Me

Funtography and Other Guilty Goals

I’ve had this idea that I should upgrade my phone for no reason other than the better camera. I have the now ancient iPhone 3G. If Apple follows its normal pattern and releases a new […]

Possible Sharon

I went to a meeting today. Yes, a meeting on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, on the day after a big family wedding, and right in the middle of my biggest grading crunch of the semester. […]

Accidental Motivation

Nearly all of my motivation comes at me sideways rather than head on. I’m not a bull-by-the-horns girl. I’m a let’s-see-if-we-can-create-the-conditions-necessary-for-inspiration girl. I don’t even believe in inspiration per se. I do believe diving into […]

Talking to Myself on a Rainy Morning

Me: My head hurts and my back hurts and my eyes are itchy and runny and it is raining outside. I don’t want to go to work today. Me: You’ve gotta go to work. Me: […]

All the World's a Stage

And all the men and women merely players. Unfortunately, some days the play in progress is a Harold Pinter. Shrugs.

Hello, Mother

I’m feeling better today. I took some vitamins, and I drank plenty of fluids, and I remembered to eat three meals, and I didn’t overdo it at work. I’m tired now, though, so I’m going […]

Anybody seen my flow?

I need to find my flow. It seems to have gone missing. Flow, as I understand it, is that feeling of everything clicking. It’s when you are so into what you are doing that you […]

Playing with Photoblogs

I set up a new blog today. A girl can never have too many blogs. This one is called Journally Imagery, and it’s a photoblog of only things I want to share with students as […]

Summer Wish-I-Would List

I don’t like making resolutions in January because my life is not my own that time of year. I belong to a job from August to May. January doesn’t even feel like the start of […]

Eight More Days

I have eight more days of elevated stress levels as I work through my end-of-year grading marathon. Students of course are emailing and calling to ask about grades. They don’t know that I have to […]