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.

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

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Mom: chocolate and Tylenol. Done!

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

More to come!

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1:49 p.m.

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

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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.

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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.

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

One more post to follow.

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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.

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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.

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

3 comments:

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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