What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

 Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were. Why do it? Firstly,…… Continue reading What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

Contemplating God and rejection and hotness.  Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were.Reclining…… Continue reading What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And for the…… Continue reading What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Artwork: Lean Dorion Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And…… Continue reading What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

Tom Hanks waving a typewriter is a writing moodThis was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right? This really…… Continue reading Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

‘What if I don’t think about the books’ Fear and finishing project book.

In the spirit of blogging this whole writing experience, it seems apt to mark this moment of sending off the first draft to the publishers. And while that is no doubt a moment of victory. I feel a little like I’m being judged in my celebration of that from academia with a sort of hair…… Continue reading ‘What if I don’t think about the books’ Fear and finishing project book.