Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

25 January 2010

Ideas

WOW...two days in a row of blogging original stuff for y'all? Imagine that!

A few months ago I was telling Cinnamon that I wasn't the idea gal. I was the administrative gal. You get the idea, I'll make it work. Of course that totally jinxed me and in the middle of one of the most stressful times of my life.

As you may know I work for a state institution and well, Illinois is second to only California for being in a fiscal crisis. As of now, I am personally not in any danger of losing my job, but I am responsible for bringing in money that will impact my colleague's jobs. If it was just me, I wouldn't be as stressed honestly. So I'm gearing up for a February that will be full of writing and data analysis. Hopefully I can get all the data I need!

And of course this is when my mind would start to be creative, right?

OK, honestly one idea has been percolating for almost a year now, but it kinda crystallized tonight. And another idea, well, I mentioned it to a group of people a few years ago and someone ran with it. Althou it's not running the way I pictured it, so I'm kinda thinking I should try again. But it'll be a big project.

Then of course there's grad school. Oh those pesky GREs are taunting me. The preposterous thing is that I think I can actually link all these ideas together for grad school. Maybe.

But time is not on my side for the first two. You may not believe me, but I have honestly been sitting on my hands for a few years. I hope that I finally stand up and make a run for it.

4 comments:

OK, you've got my interest! Spill! ;)

I'll make you dinner if you tell me what you're thinking? :)

Sometimes you have to let stuff percolate until the time is right to act on them. I'm guessing that if your brain is figuring out ways to bring several ideas together, then the time is right to take those steps. YOU ARE AMAZING.

There is certainly a lot on your plate there, but grad school is certainly worth the brain time.

Well, there is a great interview series that you might find interesting about professional women in online journalism. http://www.ourblook.com/Table/Gender-Studies-and-Media/

Students from the University of Iowa Gender and Mass Media class conducted the interviews to gain perspective on the both the future of journalism and the experiences these women have had thus far.