As is the case every so often, my classes I was to teach this semester didn’t make. I had a sneaking suspicion that might be the case (I told the school I wanted to teach an all online class, as we had to make the decision relating to modality quite a while ago and I had no idea where we would be in terms of Covid). I can’t say that I blame the students for not signing up for the class – I wasn’t at all excited about another class online, and I can’t imagine that they were either.

Straxi doesn’t really mind about those classes, either.

Now I have to figure out how to best use this time so that I come out of the summer having met my goals. What, exactly, might those goals be, I hear you asking.

  • Improve my running distance (I’m not super worried about my speed, but it could definitely improve, obviously).
  • Improve my core strength so that my running doesn’t make my back hurt.
  • Get more familiar with Photoshop and with photography.
  • Write more – I want to work on and further each of my projects, and in order to do that, I need to/plan to use The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
  • Finally – last – LEAST important – is that I put my plans together for class in the fall. I want to focus on work in its’ place, and I put too much focus on work during the semester, to my own detriment. I spend more time on class work than the students do, and that’s not ok.
I love my work, but I sure don’t love feeling like my work is unappreciated.