Hey, is this thing on? I’m just going to slide right in here and try my best after a bit away. The election still has me feeling very…heavy? Maybe that’s the right word. I alternate between bouts of determination and dread, mostly because so much is up in the air, with an existential crisis over “wasting time” in school thrown in here and there. But taking a step away from this space gave me some good perspective and solidified the feelings I shared last week, especially in terms of how I want to use it when I have the time to be here.
I’ve read a grand total of one book this month and have a boatload of stuff due over the next two weeks, so I’m guaranteed to be stress eating a solo pumpkin pie in front of my computer by Friday night. I really need to to focus on writing (so much writing) and may not be here much until the end of the semester, but I do have a few books that I’m trying to read. I finally (finally!) picked up a copy of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted and it’s just as amazing as everyone has said. I’m also diving into Roxane Gay’s new collection of short stories, Difficult Women, which hits shelves early next year. We’ll see how it goes!