Monday, November 21

Some things just stick in your mind

I needed to fill up. All fall I've been running on nearly empty and now that the big day, the big personal statement event has passed and we had almost 400 ( still haven't tallied up the numbers) students and tutors show up, I'm still not relieved of all that stress and anticipation of it going well. Event planning is rough for a worrywort, and worse when you're running on no budget and your'e the one mind that over 400 people, several schools, council members, big funders, and a national organization are all counting on; and still in the classroom most days doing this on the side. Even just typing this out sloughs some of it off.
So on this rainy Sunday I listened to Mazzy Star, Vashti Bunyan and Cat Power to put myself back together. I have Miranda July's new book sitting on the couch next to me, excited to read it over the start of the holiday week. I painted and wrote and put on red lipstick. For all of those I haven't seen or been able to hang out with, this is my coming out of the cave phase, so I'll be in touch soon!








2 comments:

Natalie (Fashion Intel) said...

Cat Power always does the trick for me too, along with some Fleetwood Mac. Congrats on taking on and executing an amazing project! I look forward to hearing stories of students who get into the college of their dreams.

Now that some stress has lifted, I hope that we can get coffee or a lunch some time soon. xo NJ

mari said...

I missed the Fleetwood Mac train, but I'll give it a try and add to my woman soothing mix.

I love sharing stories and yes yes yes it is definitely time to meet up. I'm not a crazy mess anymore and I actually have room in my head to plan things. Lunch or coffee will be ours SOON!