Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Confession Tuesday

Confession Tuesday ... you know the drill.

7:10 a.m

Today is my first day of teaching! So forgive this quick and somewhat incomplete post. This is a full day for me: Salem State, then Babson, then Mass Poetry. But what I think I'll do is blog a few times today and make it a full day of confessions. So check back in later for updates.


Shout out to Colleen for leaving a yummy soup on my doorstep for lunch today. And thanks to all the well wishes.


Mom: chocolate and Tylenol. Done!


It's a snowy day in New England. And, I can feel a scratchy throat coming on. Great.

More to come!


1:49 p.m.

Colleen, the African sweet potato and peanut butter soup is ... was ... delish!


I am at job #2 eating lunch before I work through a few projects on my desk.

What can I say, I really enjoyed teaching! You would think that an 8 a.m. start would be a bad thing. But the students who come out for such a class really make an effort. I appreciate that. I'm teaching two classes: comp and creative writing. The comp is the one I'm less comfortable with, but I know I can do it. For me, it's a terrific one-two combination. And, I was able to get some freewriting time. Woo hoo!

Couldn't help but think how lucky I am that this is where my life has taken me. Feeling mighty grateful to the universe today.


This past weekend I received the contract for my second book. Very cool.  Also received news that I have been recommended to attend Bread Loaf. I'm thinking of applying. The universe is calling.


Biggest worry with all this activity? How to stay organized.

One more post to follow.


7:16 p.m.

Sitting in a way cool conference room in Somerville, MA, for a MassPoetry planning meeting. This is our meeting to discuss all parts of MassPoetry: the festival, LEAP, and poets in the schools. Still hammering out festival features. Working on a fundraising and volunteer plan over Indian Food.


10:32 p.m.

I'm officially wiped out--it's been a long day's journey into night. Should I stay up and watch The Broken Tower, James Franco's movie about Hart Crane? Maybe I'll save it for tomorrow night.


I'm a professor and an executive director. Wow. I'm still taking it all in.


Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Congratulations on all the good things that made their way into your world today. Wishing you the best with your teaching! I look forward to reading your blog.

Erin said...

Definitely take advantage of Bread Loaf if that comes into being. I was the Rona Jaffee scholarship winner in poetry in 2010 and it was an amazing experience!

January said...

Thanks for the support, ladies.


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