I finally handed in this pesky assignment for one of my independent studies. More than anything it was the type of assignment that is nothing more than a hoop to jump through. I didn't realize it, but it had been dragging me down mentally for several weeks. Of course, I have yet to hear my professor's reactions to what I wrote, but I'll deal with that when she replies.
Now that the assignment is gone, I suddenly find that I'm more able to write and read. Feels good.
I think I shall devote this week to submitting poetry. I've been taking a course on holistic education and meditation this summer and the one creative aspect the meditation has inspired so far has been my poetry.