Keeping my hashtags

#AgentToYourTruth (a class I teach with The Speakeasy Project)#LiveToWrite (another class I teach with The Speakeasy Project)#sabbatical#sabbaticalreading#thisisanessay#thisisthebeginningofanessay#52essays2019#whatkindofancestorwillyoube#workplan#todolist#twt#doingtoomuch#acentosreview#latinx#parentalleave#maternityleave#amreading#amwriting#writersofinstagram#blackfeminist#freedomdreaming#blackfeminism#raffaelehasfivenames#havingonesidedconversations#blackjoy#writerlife#summerofbooks#yearofbooks#afrolatina#fenixhas5names

A reading list for sabbatical and work plan

For the projects that I have decided to take on, I need to read in a few different areas, including Black Feminism, revolutionary mothering, the lives of women, Critical Race Theory, Indigenous Studies, and some select volumes of poetry.  These are the books that I have with me or that should be arriving soon, should [...]

Resolution check and setting intentions for the future

In 2017, I set as intentions the following:  "resolutions: work less and experience more; be present while working on family future."In 2018, my partner and I developed resolutions together: "1.  do more physical activity together, like walking, swimming, kayaking2.  spend less money on Amazon3.  settle on sabbatical plans and start that journey4.  figure out parenting together5.  save [...]

How it falls away

I am lucky and some plans panned out. Last year this time, I believe I had just learned that I had received approval for my year long sabbatical.  I was also just about to enter my second trimester.  I had no idea what that would mean and thought that I would have to take maternity leave [...]