TSS - A Whole Lot of Lack of Ambition

The Life

So I've begun my summer months with an enjoyable bang.  It's been nice waking up early to work out rather than trudge off to deal with school politics.  Over all life has been simple and quiet, minus a cat scare earlier this week.  Charlie busted something in his ear (condition escapes me now) that caused him to stumble.  Seriously.  He looked very much like a drunkard on the show Cops.  We freaked out and tore into our vet hoping that he didn't have a stroke or something equally as malicious.  OF COURSE we didn't notice his eyes, which were unfocused and trolling back and forth at rapid speeds.  Vet took a couple of glances his way and assured us that our kitty would recovery speedily on his own and just needed a bit of Dramamine to get him through the days.

We're also planning a short vacay to Savannah, Georgia.  It's one of the first places we went when we first got together, so it'll be nice to reminisce.  I love the historically spooky town and we've signed up for a haunted pub tour.  What is more exciting but hearing ghost stories while wondering the pubs of downtown Savannah.  

But what truly has been bugging me this week is my lack of ambition.  My birthday just passed last week and generally, with every birthday, I come up with a list of new goals or desires to self-improve.  It's one of the neat things about having a June birthday (and actually, being a teacher...) I end up celebrating a "new year" twice - once in June and the other on New Year's Day.  You guys, I cannot express how off center I feel not having any ambition to create a new goal.  Seriously.  I'm a sorta obsessive kinda person, but right now I'm having a hard time finding interest in anything.  Everything just seems so plain and normal.  In part it could be that this is the longest I've gone without being in some academic regiment.  After I got my BA I took a couple of years off, but then I went in to my MS.  (There was maybe a three year down time in between the two).  But now, it's been six years since I've stepped foot into a university.  Could that be it?  I've thought about returning but I don't know what path of study I would choose next.  Which is also the problem.  I don't know what step to move in my career.  I hardly want to join the ranks of administration, primarily because I'm not nearly as devilish.  I have no desire to write.  And I'm still dissuaded from counseling because of the insurance BS.   So there you have it, me whining.

The Books

Luckily even though I feel like my life has fallen into a slump, my reading hasn't.  I'm still trudging through The Stand by Stephen King, mentally bitch-slapping Catherine while reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and wishing I could hang out with Karou while listening to The Daugher of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

On Tuesday I'm posting the Top Ten Books that are on my Summer TBR Pile.

The 25th of June will kick start Audio Week hosted by the lovely Jen over at Devourer of Books.  And for those of you who listen to audio, I suggest you head over to SYNC -YA.  For the summer months they're pairing one YA audio title and one Classic title and then offering them for FREE DOWNLOAD.  Um, hello?  You don't have to tell me twice.  This week's downloads are The Eleventh Plague and Grapes of Wrath.

FINALLY some deals that you guys might want to check out.  Today (only?) Kindle changed their daily deal into THE BIG DEAL which is 400 books $2.99 or less.  I picked up Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey.  It's a western from the early 1900's.  Let me know what you find!


You otter read! 


  1. I remember wondering what to do with myself a bit after I finished my M.A., too. I also have no interest in administration. For what it's worth, my suggestion is to look outside of work and outside of academics. I think that we teachers tend to spend too much time at work, even when we are not at work.

    But I'm sure a new goal will find it's way to you soon. Happy birthday and happy summer.

  2. Now I want to go on a haunted Pub Tour!


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