April 07, 2016
Better than a birthday gift!
My birthday was Tuesday but I got a real present in late March with the announcement of this year's grantees from the National Endowment for the Humanities. My book project was selected to receive a small but prestigious grant. You can read about it here. I am very excited and proud because their process for selection is quite rigorous. It feels legitimizing and gives me a (much needed) confidence boost.
It almost goes without saying that I am so. behind. on. blogging. I wish that I had more time for it but my (non-family, non-pregnancy) priorities are (out of necessity) my book project, my tenure dossier, my teaching, my committee service responsibilities, and my consulting work. These things are how I provide for my family and how I fulfill my career ambitions. They take precedent. I do still take outfit (and weekly bump) photos. I am amassing a huge backlog and will eventually post them. I just don't have as much time as I need to be able to do all of the things I want to do.