It seems that Tuesdays here are for
guilt reflection on my academic work. So the update is that I have read a couple of chapters of a semi-interesting, possible helpful book, and am waiting to hear back from a couple of folks in Chicago. I’m also waiting to get reimbursed for my last conference so I can finally BOOK MY FLIGHT TO CHICAGO for this summer!!!
And in less guilt-inducing news, I have one more conference on the calendar. I’ve attended my fair share of conferences this academic year. I’ve even presented at a few of them. But just when I thought I was finished with them, I’m not. Thankfully, things worked out for me to attend and present at this conference, which is held at Belmont University in Nashville every year. Having attended for a few years in a row, I’ve always said that this conference feels like a combination church potluck (aka dinner on the grounds or covered dish supper) and academic gathering.
I love this conference for the following reasons (in no particular order):
- I’ve met some of the nicest, most helpful, kindest scholars that one could ever hope to meet at this conference.
- Some of my most favoritest, dearest friends live in or near the Nashville area.
- I love the city of Nashville.
- And now it gives me another soft goal and reason for not feeling like a complete failure for not having completed a chapter draft as of yet!