Where I’m Going

After last week’s post about where I’ve been, I thought it might be worthwhile to check in on where I’m going. Apparently, straight to the psych ward – I’m doubling up on classes again, taking an English Drama course and a Linguistics course. And classes started this week, when the husband and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary with a tropical, much-needed vacation in the Caribbean. I posted a few shots on Instagram, but really, the grad school train chugs along and I’m here for the wild, crazy ride.

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Summer vacation, woo!

Anyway, the blogging hiatus, the semester break, the vacation — all of these things have helped put life into perspective and I’m very grateful for that. I feel a renewed sense of purpose and focus and I’m ready to recommit to my passions and keep living my word for the year. Plus I got some great advice from a writing friend that I’ve been mulling over, about where you are in life and creating versus consuming versus connecting. I always feel like when I’m in one lane, I should be in another – a creative, lifelong learner’s “grass is green with envy” mash-up idiom, if you will. But I’m coming to terms that I can’t be all things, that I can’t be in all places, and that it is okay to consume versus create. But I feel rather sluggish and bogged-down by all this consumption of late; it’s time to start transforming again, to convert all that into creative hustle. I hope you’ll join me.

4 thoughts on “Where I’m Going

    • Justice says:

      Thanks! I feel like my breaks always arrive without warning, and then feel guilty even though I get a lot out of them. I think managing expectations (especially your own!) helps considerably 😉

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    • Justice says:

      Oh my gosh, Linguistics is actually the class I am the most worried about in the whole program! I took one linguistics class my freshman year of college and it was horrendous. I thought it would be fun, but it was very…science-based? Grounded in field-specific jargon and lexicon? These were not the songs of my people, is what I’m saying. I’m really hoping my current class continues its trend of being, you know, approachable and in terms for the non-linguist. It’s presented as a graduate-level intro to the field, but I will take a “History of English” course in the fall which is also offered through the Linguistics department. That one is right up my alley. I’ll definitely try to post more about the grad school experiences on the blog; our first assignment was about bee communication systems and defining “language.”

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