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.


  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.

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


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