The semester starts in a week! THANK GOODNESS! I LOVE GRAD SCHOOL!
(I really, really do.)
I’ve been lesson planning, writing, reading recreationally, and getting my life together. It’s always a fun time when “getting your life together” is on the agenda.
Getting my life together involves errand-running and goal-setting. In this post, I’d thought I’d write down a few goals, even though some aren’t really concrete. Some are super vague, and most you can’t check off a list.
So this reads more like a little manifesto, I think. Unless I’m getting the definition of “manifesto” confused with something else. Oh well.
So. During this school year, this semester, and this life, I vow to…
- Stand taller, speak louder, and cut I’m sorry and I don’t know from my vocabulary. Or at least limit those phrases to situations that actually call for them.
- Take failure as it comes and handle it with grace. Accept that it’s a part of the ‘biz and life and everything.
- Celebrate every victory, big or small. Maybe with some cake (but not too much).
- Work my you-know-what off every single day.
- Rest and relax and do what I love every single day.
- Read for my craft.
- Read for my enjoyment.
- Send snail mail to people, because I’ve realized I love writing letters and I want to spread more ink-smeared magic.
- Smile more.
- Say, “Yes!” more.
- Say, “No!” when it’s best for me.
- Find so much joy in the opportunity I’ve been given to learn and teach and write.
- Go to [restaurant that is famous in college town], because I feel like it’s essential to the whole experience of living in [college town].
- Maybe exercise some. (Really, Kaila. EXERCISE SOME.)
- Take pride in my work, take pride in the process, and take pride in the ideas that pop into my head. Because sometimes I have some good ones.
I hope everyone is having a happy day. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to watch Kids Baking Championship. Baked goods and cute kids = a winning combo for television.
Ha. Okay. Goodbye now.