It's fair to say that shit just got real. In the last few days, I've been coming to terms with everything I need to do this semester (primarily applying for academic jobs, but also teaching and dissertating), and I'm not sure how much time I'll be able to spend on this blog in the near future. I don't want to declare myself on hiatus, but I also know that I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, and I'd like to have as few distractions as possible. I'm writing this in a post not because I think you'll die of worry if I don't blog every few days, but because I want to blog every few days and I can't afford to do so right now, and putting that fact in writing will hold me accountable to it. At least, I hope so.
Anyway, this is just to say that I'll be posting less frequently, and at less self-indulgent length, for the next few months. Wish me luck on the job market! I've been working toward this since I graduated college in 2009, and now it's here and real and, honestly, kind of terrifying.
I leave you with the color scheme I want to adopt this season, courtesy of some hippie knockoff M&Ms in the bulk aisle at Whole Foods. Sage green, rust, dusty gray-blue, deep plum, lavender, and mustard yellow: an odd palette for candy, but a perfect one for autumn.