Bought some plants and I have reusable cloth pads coming in the mail. Also got my nails done today. Retail therapy is life.
I’m so excited for the end of this week 🙌
Had zero space in our old closet. It was technically a walk in, but not really. Now I’ve bought more clothes and there’s SO much room to spare. The other, smaller side is J’s and he has like no clothes (he’s pretty much got a capsule wardrobe), so he’s excited about getting new stuff in his style.
J set up the perfect little bedside table for me. Enough space for my favorite game, my slippers and otc meds (I’m like constantly taking claritin, ibuprofen, and/or pepto), and my embroidery supplies. He’s really gotten big into interior design and maximizing space so our bedroom looks amazing.
Had a day that put a lot in perspective. Had some teaching successes and learning moments, did my best to comfort and help a student through some heavy things. Talked with my husband and best friend, had some good food, bought groceries, and scheduled my next tattoo. Realized that the challenges I’m facing at work would be difficult for anyone, but I’m actually really well suited to handle them.
I have about 5 weeks under my belt and I finally feel like I’m coming out of the fog of total exhaustion. That might just be because I’ve determined that 2 sodas a day, 3-4 hours apart is the perfect amount of caffeine to keep me focused without causing anxiety. Either way, I’ll take my wins where I can get them.
This transition into working in my field has been SO hard omg. Some days are better than others, and I really love my students, but it just takes everything out of me by the end of the day! Really thankful for the support network I have. My husband and my friends have been incredible and have given me so many great suggestions and every opportunity to vent. I can’t wait to find some kind of balance in the coming weeks/months - it feels like every moment of my life is taken up by work right now and it’s a whole lot.
Had an audition go fantastically today, fingers crossed I made it 🤞 I’m really happy with how I sang. If all goes well, I get to perform Beethoven 9 this spring!
Husband: *doesn’t remember my phone number*
Me: What are you gonna do if you get arrested, [redacted]?
Husband: Cry a lot. Probably call my mom.
My brother turned 20 yesterday which means it’s been 20 years since there’s been a baby in the family and I’m dying here. I’m not about to be the one to take one for the team right now but it’d be nice if one of my cousins had a baby I could spoil soon because the baby fever is real.
Having a stable job is great because I get to spoil my broke college student brother on his birthday
LOL @ me complaining about my periods in high school when they were 5 days long and 35 days apart
The last two apartments I had were on the first floor. Now that we’re on the second story of our new building, I get to safely leave my window cracked when it’s in the 60’s at night and I am honestly overjoyed
Our dining room looks so nice 🥰
Don’t have time for baby fever because this new job has me SO busy. Also my youngest groups still need a ton of patience, so I’d prefer to be working with older students before I have a needy baby at home and I want to put in a solid 2-4 years where I am now. Tbh it’s gonna be a bit before we’re even ready for a dog. Perhaps this spring or summer.
*writes I LIKE GIRLS on every other page of my journals so future historians don’t try to insist that I’m straight”
Future straight Historians: “we see several examples of her prioritizing a sisterly bond with the women around her, for example on page 12 she says ‘I like girls’ and throughout the text she references loving women and preferring their company. This is not to say she prioritized above her romantic relationships because on page 78 she mentions talking to a man one time in her life. It’s hard to know just how much she valued her sisterly bond with women due to this one reference of men and the ambiguity of early 21st century slang. For example on page 12 when she said she liked women, the passage continues ’…in a lesbian way. I want to kiss girls, they are so pretty, I’m so gay.’ Now it’s difficult to understand just what that sentence means. We know that in the early 21st century kissing on the cheek in greeting had gone out of vogue but the word gay, a word with an archaic meaning of happiness gives the contextual clues that perhaps she is references that old fashioned practice.
Going back to the nameless man that is mentioned once on page 78 for one sentance…”
“Now, given that she wrote on page 12, ‘Just to be clear: I’m sexually and romantically attracted to women exclusively,’ one may be tempted to read this literally, but we can’t rule out sarcasm.”
It may seem like @vilesbian is joking, but she really isn’t.
My students keep asking me how old I am, so I’ve told them they get to find out on the last day of school 😂 One of them actually guessed correctly but I’m not gonna let her know that lol
NYC Data Stories: Allyship
For when people say they’re sick of seeing gay stuff everywhere. Suck it up. 4 years. 4 years. And that’s just on the books, it’s legal. It doesn’t stop shitty attitudes, actions, or straight up violence.