It’s summer! I’m a doctor! I’m taking some time off! Sort of!
Here is what I’m going to do during my summer vacation!
June: Research and write a thing (“article,” “paper,” etc.) about Millie Small!
July: Take an online writing class from the Creative Nonfiction foundation! I am extra stoked about this because I really want to hone my non-scholarly writing chops.
August: Revise and submit those other two articles that I started and never finished because my dissertation got in the way!
September: Plan my classes for fall!
And somewhere in there I am thinking of taking thrilling tour of rustbelt America, with stops near Utica, for a conference; Cleveland, to look at some stuff in the archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Detroit, to go to the Motown Museum.
AND MEANWHILE I WILL:
1. Wear hot pink lipstick every day! I have already worn hot pink lipstick for two days straight, and it is going really well. Today when I ordered the Mermaid Sundae from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, the ice cream lady said, “You ARE a mermaid!”
2. Drink lots of cold brew coffee! Yes, I am going to do all of the above things in a highly caffeinated, jittery state! Exclamation marks!!!!
BUT FIRST! I need to finish knitting the lace stole that I am making as a thank you gift for my dissertation advisor. NEVER AGAIN will I decide that it is a good idea to do a project that uses such tiny yarn and such tiny needles, because it is seriously taking longer to knit this thing than it did to write an entire dissertation, I am telling you.