Dear friends,

It’s been a crazy week, now that we’re “back to school.”  I’m still a bit overwhelmed, tired, and trying to find my groove – but I’ll get there!  A former student visited me before moving out of town to start his first career job, and I felt like a proud mama / older sister / mentor / friend.  I’m working with honors students and grad students on thesis projects.  And classes are underway!

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Book manuscript is not yet done, so that’s my main focus of stress right now.  I’ll get there.

I moved offices last week, so about half of my “stuff” is still in my old room, and I’m trying to get acclimated during a super busy time.  It’s crazy how my calendar went from blank to full practically overnight.  I’m exhausted, but it’s a good kind of exhausted.

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I love my work, my students, my colleagues, my university, and I’m so blessed to be here.  No matter how crazy things get, I never forget to be grateful.

I’m grateful for YOU.