Now I'm In It
Behind the scenes of going full time, plus banana bread tips and midweek reads
I wrote this before the shooting on Tuesday and am furious but not surprised, which makes me more furious. The grief is overwhelming nearly 10 years after Sandy Hook. Hitha put together some actions to take, including calling Senators to confirm a director for the ATF, the agency that enforces gun laws. It’s been without a leader for three administrations. Take care and on to the rest of the newsletter.
Last November, I was so tired. After a long apartment searching process, we wound up staying with my parents in Queens for a month between leases, an option we were so lucky to have. It got cold seemingly overnight and my commute was longer than usual because of our relocation. I love teaching and I love working with kids, but it’s super draining and requires total focus, especially in the middle of a pandemic. I was looking ahead to breaks (Thanksgiving, winter break) with a little bit of desperation and trying to figure out what to do differently.
I tried getting up earlier a few times but if you know me, you know I hate getting up early, especially in the winter. I didn’t have enough time for all the things I needed to do (Erica and I were in the midst of migrating our cooking class business to a new platform, I was creating a gift guide, editing stories, and more). I would wake up every day and work until I had to leave for my part time job, answer emails or do Instagram when there was service on the subway, get home late, eat (and watch the Bachelorette), sleep, ride the Peloton, rinse, repeat. It felt like a hamster wheel and like I would never catch up.
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