As of today I’m officially on spring break for week and I’m feeling like I need the break. I’ve been doing a lot and I’m tired and I need a little mental break so I can make it through the rest of the semester. Spring semester is the hardest because once it gets warm it’s so hard to keep students focused and motivated, but I’ll make it! I still love this job more than anything else I’ve ever done, so I’m happy to be mentally exhausted. My students challenge me in some really great ways and make me want to strive to give them the best education. I know these next few weeks will fly by and then it will be summer break!
And speaking of students, I’ll be one again! I got into a doctoral program so as of Fall 2019 I’ll be a full time student AND a full time professor. I’ll be asking for all the prayers, good vibes and positivity to be sent my way. I’ll be taking 3 classes and teaching 3 classes. I know it’s a lot but I don’t want to drag my coursework out for years so I’m going to really focus and get it done. I was so excited when I got my admission email this week and then in a flash I got sad because I wanted to call my Dad to tell him and he’s gone. Couple that with the same day it was announced that Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer and my day was spent missing my dad and hating how devastating pancreatic cancer really is to the body. But I know my Dad would be sooo proud of me right now.
In knitting news, I’m working on a very purple Plumpy Shawl. I felt like I needed a brioche reset for my brain this week and this is the perfect project for that. It’s a lot of garter stitch and brioche and I’ve gotten into a good rhythm. I’ve also got a few new projects that I’m working on that I can’t reveal quite yet but am excited about, so my break will be spent knitting a lot and planning for the next few weeks. I don’t know if or how much I’ll post next week but you can always check out what I’m up to on my Instagram stories. And as always, thank you for reading. Have a wonderful weekend.