Thursday, October 20, 2011
Today is my birthday
It's hard to resist the urge to invent units of measure for each passing year.
My 26th year, in accomplishments: I sold two books, I had a chapbook published, I taught over one hundred and fifty kids, and I got straight A's. Can I get my ears pierced now?*
In books: I discovered Bluets by Maggie Nelson, To the Lighthouse, and Eula Biss.
In bad news: I went to two funerals, I was dumped three times, I had the worst major depressive episode I've had in years, and I wrote approximately 0 new poems.**
In blessings: I was surrounded by wonderful friends who are patient and forgiving with me, I moved in with my boyfriend, and I got to spend a week in Santa Fe.
* In third grade, my BFF Kate was promised she could get her ears pierced when she got straight A's. I had to wait until eighth grade. "But I always get straight A's and I never get anything!" I said to my parents, crying hysterically. They caved.
** Not including collaborations with Rob MacDonald, who keeps me from feeling irrelevant.