August in Preview

But I can see us lostโ€…in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
‘Cause it was never mine

– Taylor Swift, “August”

[Insert something witty about 2020 being a dumpster fire and/or time being a meaningless construct and/or my motivation / ability to focus being totally AWOL, because those have been the three predominant moods for the past few months.]

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July Preview

Sweet July, warm July!
Month when mosses near the stream,
Soft green mosses thick and shy,
Are a rapture and a dream.

– George Meredith, “July”

I almost made a joke about how the year could only get better from here on out, but I don’t really want to tempt fate/the universe/whoever’s in charge of this dumpster fire of a world. So, um, fingers crossed?

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June Preview

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.

– Maud Hart Lovelace

June has historically been the month where I feel less guilty about taking time to myself after a long semester … but lately it seems like that’s all I’ve been doing. And then I also remember that I actually don’t know where I’ll be this fall, let alone next summer, and the quarter-life crisis really hits.

In spite of all that, here I am again pretending the new month will magically inspire me to Do Better. Shhh, let me enjoy my denial a little longer.

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May Preview

May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.

– Marty Rubin

But seriously, how has so much of the year gone by already? I feel like I’ve barely had a chance to get my shit together or catch my breath, yet at the same time individual days and weeks can drag on forever.

I’m also accepting that I have no idea what to expect from this month, so I guess we’ll just have to see how things shake out.

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April in Review

I know, I know, these posts always open with the usual Where has the time gone? musings. But seriously, it can’t be just me who has lost all sense of what hour/day/month it is anymore. (Never leaving the house โ€” and rarely leaving your room โ€” will do that to you, I guess.) 

And to be honest, I never got into a weekly routine to keep up with my classes. But with the semester somehow already ending, it seemed pointless to try to fix it now. 

So instead I’m shifting focus to the coming months, when I’ll actually be left to my own devices send help. As Richard Campbell Gansey III would say, Excelsior.

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