Well, after a week of some fear-instilling orientations, today is my first day of classes. The work of my assistantship will be fairly similar to the work I’ve been doing, so that consistency is nice, but I won’t really know what everything else will be like until I see my academic workload. I’m ready to get some kind of routine going and hope that will include at least a little bit of free time.
Thankfully, I had a nice relaxing weekend with plenty of time to read (and watch some movies, too). I finished up the books I started last week along with Emotional Agility by Susan David. Now I’m getting started on Ann Patchett’s new novel, Commonwealth, which I’ve been hearing pretty amazing things about. I’m also planning to pick up We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang, a great little surprise that showed up in my mailbox last week. Let’s cross our fingers and hope it’s possible to get through two this week!