On this, the one year anniversary of losing my writing partner, I am reminded of Alex & Emma.
“There are some things that are nothing more than what they are. They’re not meant to last. They just take their place in your heart and make you a little smarter the next time.”
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married
“Time is marching on
And time is still marching on”
― They Might Be Giants
Clearly I suck at staying on track of things. Maybe when this semester is actually over, I’ll be better about it. In the meantime, time is still marching on.
“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”
― Augusta F. Kantra
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And hopefully that is the kick in the pants I need to get this finished…
The cat lives.
My manuscript passed.
It is a relief and now I can get back on track with everything else. I went into the semester with the intention of graduating, making it clear to my adviser and second reader that I needed to graduate this semester. When I sent off my manuscript, I was worried, but I felt good about the work I had accomplished. I have been going about this semester with the expectation that my manuscript would pass in Packet 4 and that I would be graduating in January. I had some brief but very strong doubts that this might not be the case, but in the end, everything I prepared for and expected worked out.
So. I still have a handful of documents I need to finish, all of which are due in the mail on the 10th (because the post office is closed on Veteran’s Day). Now that I put off much of that work in favor of rushing through the copy edits for the Pitkin Review, I have very little time to finish, but it is all still very doable.
With that in mind, I have a stack of work to do and it is quite late, so I am off to sleep, then a very long day of work which I hope will allow me some downtime to work on my homework, then a couple of days off in which I will dive into the last bit of work for my Master’s degree.
Even with my expectations going into this semester, it is hard to wrap my brain around The Last Packet. But that is what I’m on.