The last few days were a little rough, but I guess we cannot appreciate the good days without some shaky ones thrown in. Other than a blip related to some Facebook drama, there was nothing that stood out as particularly bad, but I was not enthusiastic about much the first few days of this week. (Also, some good even came out of the Facebook drama. I have since deleted the Facebook app from my phone and am loving the time I have reclaimed for other purposes over the past two days!)
I spent most of my day in New Orleans at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) annual meeting, and I presented the literature review I wrote in the spring as part of a paper session this morning. I loved it, and I can't wait to write and present more things in the future. I also attended several sessions today that were interesting in both content and method. MSERA was a good warm-up for next week's national conference with the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). My spring is also filling up with races and conferences; I probably need to go ahead and block off some weekends to rest at home before I overcommit. At least all of my commitments are things I love.
|My friend Gina took this photo of me presenting.
With a good workout and productive day under my belt, I am feeling optimistic about Friday and looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
Something that made today great: I had a lovely pho lunch with Gina and Alicia, and I ran into Kripa (former LSMSA student) at the restaurant!
Time I woke up: 6:15 am