Spring break started yesterday. I worked up until the very last minute on Thursday. For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, I was just named the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, a very fancy title. I’m thinking through how I will step into this position. I will still teach, which I’m thrilled by since I do love teaching. But I was also feeling the need for a new challenge. I have been creating my own challenges in the form of new classes, and I’m always challenged by my students, but this is at a whole new level.
I am hoping beyond hope to mostly stay away from work over the break. Geeky Girl and I are traveling a bit, so being occupied with other things will help. I’m currently watching A Chef’s Table via our Roku. I love watching food shows, not the how to kind, but the kind where you get a sense of personalities and realities. Top Chef has been a favorite for a while, but it’s nice to find some new shows that aren’t competition based. Plus, A Chef’s Table is set in North Carolina, close to my southern roots. The food Vivian cooks is reminiscent of the food I grew up with: heirloom tomatoes, sweet potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, and collard greens. I always cook a fair amount in the summer, and when I can’t as much during the school year, I fill in with these shows.
One of my favorite bloggers quit blogging recently, and it made me sad. Yes, the world is moving away from the long form, but I still enjoy reading blogs. I spend more time reading blogs than I do on Facebook and Twitter, though I certainly enjoy those forms, too. I’m going to attempt to honor the blogging tradition by blogging more often. Like many long-time bloggers, my blogging has fallen off. I used to never miss a day, but now I want to try to commit to daily practice again. I am so often writing posts in my head that never get written and posted. So, I’m going to get those out of my head.