hello. welcome back.
has it been a year? no. but almost a year. a tumultuos year that felt like many, many years. i turned 30 this past october & i was very, very relieved to say goodbye to 29. i hope that for some time i can continue to say that 29 was the worst year of my life. i would be incredibly grateful.
so. where am i now? well. that's what i'm trying to figure out. i've got just 5 months left of my beloved job in the rare books library & with the economy being so dreadful, i have little hope of staying on. in case you hadn't heard, i love my work. i've been getting some notice about it lately: a little spot in the Brown Alumni Magazine & i was profiled by Lawrence Biemiller in the Chronicle of Higher Education. it's subscription only, but if you'd like a link to the full article i can email it to you & here is the slideshow. i will be so sad to leave the library & abandon the collection. i know that sounds terribly dramatic, but i care about every little (or gigantic) book & object that makes its way in to my lab.
although i'm still job hunting, i've decided to get back to working for myself. it's a terrifying idea, but i certainly know how to market myself & with my recent press it seems completely logical.
okay, there's a little bit of a catch-up for now! next time i'll tell you about the 3 week trip to Switzerland i recently returned from...