Falling off of the cliff of productivity, I find myself on the first week of break with little to do that is pressing. However, there is a host of things that must get done, if I take the time to look ahead. How do I plan on balancing all of this? And by “this” I mean the desire to do things and also to not do things.
First, I plan on finding that I-don’t-really-want-to-do-things Andrew and throw his metaphorical self out the metaphorical window. Then I will get down to work. But that still leaves the question of what exactly must be done. It can be divided into two sections: that or school and that not for school.
For school, I must work on my honors thesis project. This will involve committing hours and hours of time to writing. I also plan on finishing “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a riveting novel by the esteemed Margaret Atwood who visited Butler earlier this year. After I read that I will probably go back to writing. And follow that up with more writing.
And then there’s the issue of applying for post-graduate programs. I have applied to a program to teach English in Japan. There are similar programs in Spain and South Korea. So why not? I don’t have anything holding me back (except family, friends, and the comforts of the familiar)…so I’m just gonna go for it!