and the living is easy.
A little too easy. I don’t know why I expect anything different. I do this every summer. I taught summer school this year so that pushed the usual process into summer even further than in the past. Typically, I make a huge push to support students as much as possible to get to graduation. Then they graduate and that day was so, so amazing this year. I got to meet students I’ve come to know and love in person for the first time. It was exhilarating and exhausting for this social introvert. Then summer school…meh. A whole lot of calling, texting, and offered support and only tepid reception.
I had such plans, big plans, for designing, writing, and knitting at least two series. Remember the series I thought I’d complete last summer? It released in January. Oy. I still have big ideas, just not much energy. Somebody please remind me every June that this is how it goes:
- Finish school and graduation.
- Get excited about “all the time I’ll have” and come up with sixty kabillion ideas.
- Settle on a couple and feel they’re “doable.”
- Write down notes.
- Sleep ten hours a day in June.
- Play WoW for ten hours a day in June.
- Eat for three hours a day in June.
- Take a shower and attend to personal hygiene for one hour a day in June…maybe.
- Attend a conference or take a class in July.
- Wonder where all the summer free time went mid-July.
- Realize school starts up again two weeks after we return from a planned vacation for four days late July.
- Get excited to go back to school.
- Don’t sleep the night before.
I suppose I should modify my design outlook to:
- Finish the Punk Rock Pattern series