I went back to school this past year and finished my Master’s Degree in Medieval Studies. I got straight A’s and am overjoyed by that. I am applying this fall to the PhD program. I love school; I’ve missed its place in my life.
I have recently had an abstract accepted for a book about emotions as related to medieval/early modern France. I’m writing about grief. The paper is due early next year and I’m not yet sure when the print volume will be out, but if all goes well, I’ll be published sometime in the next year or so.
I am working on an edition of three Middle French prayers with my professor, so that will be done in the next year or so, as well.
I am meeting with a scientist tomorrow to discuss the possibility of my doing volunteer work on her research team for this next year, so that I can learn more about scientific research on topics that coincide with my modern interests of trauma and emotional expression (as opposed to my medieval interest of emotions in troubadour lyric and emotional expression in general). I am planning on attending a conference on Alzheimer’s and dementia in September.
The threads of my life are coming together, while other threads are falling away, having served their purpose. I’ve been going non-stop since last September (or last June, if you want to count when I started relearning Latin again). I do miss being able to have time to write posts to publish here. I will post as I have time. I’m certainly not lacking any inspiration! It’s been an overwhelming year filled with insights.