My Year Away. And Back.

The Joys of Getting Back into Academic Life after a Year-Long Sabbatical.

About

I created this blog as a way to chronicle my academic sabbatical (July 1, 2014 to August 16, 2015).  It was originally called “My Year Away.”  But then my sabbatical was over.  I was surprised when I discovered I wanted to keep blogging so I thought I’d write for another year, reflecting on returning to university life.  I renamed my blog “My Year Away. And Back.”  Now I’m finishing my second year “being back.”  But, I find myself still wanting to blog.  As I get further away from administration (which is what led to my sabbatical in the first place), I’ve found lots of other things to write about, most recently about heartache and living with achalasia. Perhaps I need to change the name again.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, soon I hope to be writing about my epic 40th wedding anniversary trip to France and Italy, which begins May 6.  Who knows?  Perhaps after that trip, I’ll have to rename my blog “Away Again.  And Never Coming Back!”

3 thoughts on “About

  1. As you will read in this post, I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” Award: http://sappyasatree.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/one-lovely-blog-award/ What I failed to realize at the time is that I nominated both your blogs. Please feel free to ignore the nomination, or to respond to only one of my nominations. Apologetically, Sandi

  2. Well, Sandi, Aren’t you nice! That’s really lovely of you!

  3. Hi I’ve nominated your blog for the Leibster Award. Hope you’ll accept. The terms of acceptance are as follows:
    Post the award on your blog.
    Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
    Write 11 random facts about yourself.
    Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
    Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.
    Hope you can find time in your schedule to fulfil the. (It took me nine days; don’t worry, just get to it when you can. 🙂

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