Thursday, August 08, 2013

Staying afloat



(Picture is one of my DrawSomething drawings)

I have been feeling the pressure to make the most of my time with the beginning of the school year just a few weeks away. There is a lot of uncertainty around campus -- lots of changes have already happened and more are probably coming.

I'm doing my best not to get dragged into any trouble that isn't in my power to control. Instead I have been doing what I can for me -- making my syllabus for each class and getting things out early, submitting an article for possible publication, working on my promotion portfolio. Just keep swimming!

I have also been doing some literal swimming. Sunday I will be doing a mile swim for a triathlon relay and I did another practice Tuesday. I really pushed myself and was right behind one of the faster swimmers. I woke up a bit sore the next day.

I'll be taking it easy for a couple of days leading up to the race to be able to do my best. And I need to remember to enjoy this time too, since I will be very busy when the semester starts. Sometimes it's okay to float.

2 comments:

  1. You are one of the few people I know who is smart enough to swim. Very proactive/preventive. So many people out there with knee and foot issues that just insist on impact. Really doing themselves in over the long run.

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  2. You are very wise, in the way you are approaching work, as well as the swimming.

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