#weekendcoffeeshare: Having somewhere to be

If we were having coffee, I would first have to adjust my sound settings because my bluetooth headphones sometimes don’t pick up the mic that well.

But then I’d tell you that this week, I’ve been having conferences with my students. Some of them have been one-on-one, and some have been done asynchronously through comments on a document. Whatever is easiest for them.

And this week, though overwhelming, has felt like one of the more “normal” weeks so far. I woke up each morning and knew that I would have to have these conferences, and that made it easier, a little, to do things during the day. It hasn’t made everything easier; I still have some things to grade, still have some comments to leave on student work, still have to read and keep up the work in my own classes. But this week, knowing that I had “somewhere to be” made it easier to be there. Be here.

What has been helping you through lately? Let me know in the comments.

Header image from Pixabay.

Published by Caroliena Cabada

Caroliena Cabada is a writer currently based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing, Fiction, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her writing has been published in online and print journals and anthologies, and has been selected for Best Small Fictions 2021.

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