Already I'm thinking to March. February has not listed high in wonderful experiences this year. It's funny how periods like this weave in and out of life. I remember distinctively bad periods in my life in terms of months. There was what I dubbed my "Jr. Year Depression" in high school, basically a dark period that extended from November to March. Then there was a really awful March when a long term relationship ended. Next came a horrible period filled with angst type love that stretched itself out over a long period but I remember November and May being the real worst of it. I have no doubt this February will join those hallowed hall times in my mind.
But it has gotten better. My adviser was much nicer over the phone than in email. H and I edited the next section, I think well, and she was happy. She also loved my Foucault section, and I actually got praise with the feedback. Praise is more than ego stroking; it's a necessary component to feeling like moving on.
I got a job for the fall. I'm teaching what's called a "LBST" class. Basically it's a liberal arts course designed to help students learn to think critically. We have to do Western Religion but we can focus whatever way we like. So I'm doing a Popular/Material Religion theme which I think of as "Religious Stuff." Should be lots of fun, and I plan to use a lot of theory. So if anyone has any recommendations for theoretical stuff on stuff let me know (hint, hint to E and yes W. Benjamin is already on my list:)
It looks like the rough draft to my thesis should be done by a week ahead of deadline! Hurray. This means I might actually get it done for a May graduation.