It is still Christmas break and I have yet to start on my sabbatical research. I haven’t been idle, though. I have gone into the office on most days over the last week to file papers and put away lab equipment. My office is so straight now! If this were a normal semester, I’d be working on course syllabi, prepping my first few lectures, and reserving vans for student field trips.
Next week, things will be really different because classes will start and I won’t be teaching. One thing that will remain the same is my responsibility of writing letters of recommendation for students applying to internships, jobs, and graduate and professional programs.