Checking In

Hey all – I just want to do a general check in with everyone and see how you are doing. Remember we are operating under fluid dates for assignments but also I just want make sure everybody’s doing OK. It feels like there is a lot of churn in the world right now, so please take good care of yourselves.

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13 thoughts on “Checking In

  1. Laura Wecksler

    @Michael, thank you for your thoughtful post. There are no shortage of things to worry about/do/hamster wheel over. I just checked out this book called “The Worry(less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm and Tame Your Anxiety,” by Rachel Brian. It’s a kids graphic novel and my daughter and I were just reading the tactics for your “anxiety tool box” and practicing them together. One was ‘square breathing,’ ‘grounding your body’ (5 things you see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you hear, 2 smells, 1 taste), and keeping a worry journal, etc. I LOVE it!!

  2. Mary Joy (MJ)

    Thank you for checking in, @michael. I’ve been incredibly sick for the last two weeks, but I’m finally feeling more like myself. I’ve been keeping up with the reading material but I think I’m echoing a lot of my classmates in saying that times are chaotic. We all sincerely appreciate having an attentive and considerate professor like you!

  3. Maggie Rogers

    Yes, thanks for checking in @michael! It’s Spring Break for my work school so I’ve got a chance to slow down and catch up. It is much needed these days. The fluid due dates for this class are really a help but I still want to stay on top of the schedule. May will be a very busy month for me so I need to not fall behind! Thank you.

  4. Matilda

    I am back to the land of the living finally! Things have been so chaotic. I had an unexpected shot at a big promotion at work which took some prepping, then a sick child, then the other child and myself got Covid, which we’d managed to avoid all this time. When that whirlwind of havoc was done, I felt like I was several weeks behind on my e-portfolio so I prioritized trying to plow through a big chunk of that.

    But now, I’ve landed the promotion, everyone is well, and I completed my e-port yesterday and was informed this morning that it is approved and done. Huzzah! I feel like I have something of my life back now.

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