Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008: Year of the Woman

Happy New Year!

I apologize for my lack of posting recently. It wasn't so much that I was scarred by my previous experience (though I am still troubled by the thought); rather, I am finding that the holiday vacation really isn't a vacation at all for educators. I've spent the last few weeks grading exams – for much as I would rather not define a student's spirit by a single letter, the university requires it – and writing syllabi for next semester's classes ("Literature's Hidden Patriarchy Throughout History", "Global Warming, Sexism, and Men: Problems Facing Women in Today's World", and "Down with Love: The Historical Triumph of Independence over Patriarchy"). Between all that, I have hardly had time to re-center myself, let alone share any thoughts with you.

I know that many blog-hers take today to share New Year's Resolutions, but personally, I have always found lists and resolutions excessively binding and restrictive (don't even get me started on the Ten Com"man"dments). Instead, I want to encourage you all to follow your spirit through the coming year. 2008 will be a labyrinth full of challenges, obstacles, patriarchy, and repressive atmospheres, and it is only through living independent and free of established systems that we will triumph.

It's a new year; be a new woman.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Well said! Good advice for all. Good luck with your grading, and with your classes next semester. They all sound like winners.