Last week, an awful summer cold sunk me from Tuesday on. I’ve read about some poets who get great poem ideas while they’re sick, but I thought of nothing but how wonderful it would be to breathe through my nose again (and this cold, in particular, is hanging on for all it’s worth).
Then, yesterday, I graduated with my MFA in poetry. I walked. I wore a cap and gown. Hurrah! Huzzah! Sis boom bah! That epic fallout I’ve read other writers going through after graduating now has real potential of happening; I could sink into an deep, deep writing stasis for a year or more (I could also keep writing as I’ve been writing and get a membership card in the mail to the Awesome Club).
Today is also my in-service for my teaching job. I don’t talk a lot about how I worked my way through my Master’s and am leaving school with no debt, but I did, and now that I’m done with school, I get to go back to work full-time. Woo hoo!
My husband and I are also looking to become home owners, and we’re having to consider things like, “Can we turn this bedroom into a walk-in closet? Can we use this as just an office? How much gas will we have to spend to get to work? What are our needs over our wants?”
With so much going on, I’ll need to be inventorying my life over the next couple of weeks. Like, how am I going to keep writing? Is this same ritual going to continue to work, or will it need to shift? What about this blog? Will I keep doing drafting processes, or do I need to change my focus? What about my social media accounts?
I’ll let you all know how it goes, AND I still plan on drafting a poem this week. I tried this morning, but after a fitful night of rest, it just wasn’t happening. 😦 The day isn’t over yet though!