I finished. My first semester of grad school is over. My time is now free. Last night, I sat down and felt a little strange because I didn’t have a discussion to respond to, a paper to write, research to do, a chapter or six to read for the first time since January. I don’t know why this felt so much more intense than before. It’s possibly because I am at a different place in life right now that it seemed harder. My focus is more on my daughter than on school. Damn distraction.
I finished though and so now, it’s time to get back to the real work. The writing, the sewing, the reading…
It’s funny though because I’m stuck in academic writing mode. I can’t help but feel like I need to include massive amounts of academic verbiage that exemplifies the fact that I am able to write at the desired level of my recent professors. It’s a strangely hard habit to break.
Give it time though. I’m reading the first Castle book…yes the one based on the television show. I can’t wait to write the review for that one! I also am back on the WW bandwagon after an abysmal winter. Not to mention I have other things happening that are going to prove for a fun summer.
It’s good to write about nothing. It’s good to not have to cite in APA format. It’s good to not worry about whether or not I have included enough references. It’s good to just write.