Yes, it’s been months since I posted here, but just in case there are still some of you out there following me, a little update:
I’ve been working like a madwoman here in the Great White North. Work is going great & I have been getting tremendous satisfaction from it, in a way that I haven’t felt in ages. I have had few distractions up here, and evidently that has been great for me. I’ve made tremendous progress on my book & have gotten some good feedback on what I’ve done so far. I feel very confident in my ideas, and more importantly, I feel very confident in myself. This is new territory & I love it.
I got a new job, in a much warmer location! Most importantly, it’s a permanent professor gig at a great school. I am thrilled and also relieved. All this moving around has been exhausting—financially, physically, emotionally. So I can’t wait for August when I will move to a city known for its music…
DS dumped me early in December. We had had a tough few months, but I was confident we could shake it & move along. I still—unfortunately I guess—feel that way. And so it’s been a very painful winter/spring for me. I’ve tried to throw myself into work & the good feelings I have about my new life in the new city with the new job, but it’s still very rough.
I guess one really interesting thing about my time here in my scholarly isolation is that I have learned to enjoy my solitude. Sure, I obsessively check Facebook & Twitter, IM, etc. so I’m not exactly alone alone. Yet I have had many days over the past nine months when the only human beings I have spoken to are the bus driver who takes my ticket & the Starbucks barista who takes my order. And you know what? It’s actually OK.
Thanks for following me all this time. Drop me a note (picablog at gmail) if you’d like info on how to follow the “real” me.
DS and I leave for our European boondoggle tomorrow, so get used to this week’s pattern of very little posting.
Photos from the trip might get posted from time to time, but you’re better off checking my Flickr. Drop me an email (picablog on gmail) for the link.