How the Work Gets Done

August 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

I tried my best to keep up with the #mywritingprocess blog hop stuff after my turn, but it grew so fast it was hard to digest it all. Thankfully, the incomparable C Lee Tressel, much missed by her friends in Minnesota, collected all the smartest gems into this lovely little post on her blog. Check out the wisdom of damn-near-a-dozen writers, all in one lovely post!

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map of US(credit: GR)

It has been two years since I left Minnesota. Two very fast, fantastically disorienting years.

Sometimes I wonder if I ever properly mourned what I lost when I left. At the time, there were the logistical matters of moving my physical body and possessions to Ohio. There was also the pull of what I was moving toward: a home near beloved family and a new sense of professional purpose. These forces distracted me such that I didn’t have time to dwell on the devastating reality that I was departing the Cities and a deeply meaningful part of my personal history for good.

To borrow the title of a magical album by Explosions in the Sky, all of a sudden I miss everyone.

I miss my friends at a level I can hardly talk about. I miss the people I taught with and the students who gave me a run for my adjunct…

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