Those of you who know me, know that I like spending time with people.
I like to interact.
I typically love to drink coffee, go to the park, have an adventure, watch a movie, wander aimlessly around a store, drive until I get lost, or plan a trip...with you. My friends.
You give me much joy.
The last two years, while I have been pursuing my graduate studies, I have had to sacrifice some of these things I love. What I have felt the most: my time with my friends.
I feel it is only fair to alert you all that for the next 8 weeks, it will be even worse.
You are my public.
This is my announcement.
(Service somehow fits in there...)
For the next eight weeks, I am going underground.
Perhaps not literally.
(Well...yeah...not literally. I don't really like dark confining spaces. And it would require a lot of digging that I don't have time for.)
But this is the deal. I have eight weeks to write the largest paper I have ever written in my life. Recommendations from my advisor, revisions by me, included.
Two week on campus course, included.
And I know it's possible!
So...if I don't provide regular response time to your text, email, or phone call...
If I forget your birthday...
If I seem forgetful in general...
If I don't blog...
If I disappear from facebook...
If I seem "un-Kathleen-like"...
...It's because I'm underground.
I hope you all understand.
And I hope you know I love you all.
Thanks for cheering me on...it means the world to me.
When this is all done...let's celebrate together...I will look like this:
(Happy 3rd birthday Jane...hard to believe this pic is already 2 years old!)