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December 3, 2009

final stretch

The semester is almost over, and I have yet to feel like I “have a grip on things.” I don’t feel settled. I don’t feel at home. I don’t feel equipped to handle anything extra, any emergencies, any fun, life bonuses. My weeks still fly by me before I have the chance to sit down and look at them. My weekends are rarely a respite.

But I’m really okay with that. Maybe it’s a sorry attitude toward life, but this is what I signed up for. Eleven graduate credits and twenty hours of work. I’m turning my papers in on time, have 99% perfect attendance, and I’ve read 69 books.

And now, there are only three left on the syllabus.

It’s almost over.

What will next semester be like?

How can I do it better?