And on the bright side, summer is starting to feel like it might actually happen in an academic sense too. I taught the last set of statistics classes for the year, and the field day I've been organising for what seems like MONTHS now fell on a really sunny day so everyone was very positive and happy, and all the students that went on the trip came back from the trip in roughly the same state as they left, just a little more sun-touched and ice-cream-full (and hopefully also notebook-full). Although there are nearly two months to go until actual academic year summer starts, I suddenly feel like there's a good chance I'll make it there reasonably safely and sanely. Sunshine is amazing stuff after a long winter!*
So this week, let's talk about the little signs of hope and shoots of green we might be spotting in our TLQ lives - signs that a new idea will bear fruit, that an article is coming together, that our new habits are beginning to make a difference. What are the little things that make you happy or optimistic, regardless of all the muddy, cruddy, infuriating things in the world?
Last week's goals:
* to anyone reading in the southern hemisphere, apologies for the northern-centrism