Things I've noticed since beginning this challenge:
1. It is so challenging to write substantively for myself when I am giving tons of feedback on student writing. It's like my brain is rationing my ability to put words onto a page.
2. Writing through difficult days has made me better at navigating them as they are happening so there isn't quite so much emotional aftermath. I try to be a reflective thinker in general, but writing through the mess requires more from me, and gives me more in return.
3. I miss getting the amount of feedback on my writing that I did in college, but this process has encouraged me to start submitting my work to different places.
My brain is mush. There are more papers to respond to, but I am happy to do it.