At any rate, I think I'm going to present my poem ("School of Thought") somewhere in the poetry unit. It might be a useful and powerful thing to do in every class, and perhaps the last day is the wrong time, even though it's kind of a fun send-off.
This was a good group. I genuinely liked most of them, and they got a long, a good vibe. Doesn't always happen that way. It wasn't the *most* bonded chummy class I've had, but it was solid and fun.
Now I have three weeks "off..." Off to do other things really. Finish packing and moving. Reading and commenting on 300 pages of other Lambda fellows fiction for the workshop by August 8. Excited by that, but a bit daunted.
I got a sublet at the San Francisco Writer's Grotto for the next couple of weeks where I plan to get much of this reading done, my own writing, and planning for the fall semester. I feel very blessed to get to do the Lambda Retreat/Workshop. And I am lucky to do a job that I enjoy most of the time. Still, I need to schedule in a day at the beach or hiking or something in the next couple of weeks! This "time off" idea is a bit misleading. I mean Lambda will be fun, and it doesn't FEEL like work, but there is something to be said for like, actual vacations. There will be the weekend before in LA. Make time for days full of just fun and relaxing. Second note to self.
I decided to cut down my classload from four to three this fall to make more room for my writing, developing my writing career, and other creative projects. It'll make money a bit tighter--loans still in deferment--but I think it's worth it. I can always go back to four in the spring if I want more cash.
Freeway flyers (or anyone else really) who may be reading this, please feel free to comment on my scheduling dilemma:
What would you do?--
option A: have tuesdays and thursdays "free" and work-from-home flexible, but make wednesday ridiculously long and full of driving
option B: have commitments M-Th, but Wed afternoon and TTh mornings free