January 02, 2009

Leaving campus

Leaving campus

The library on campus was closed today. I used my access card to slip in the back entrance and walk through the empty rooms, past all the round tables and shelves of books. In my office, I cleared off my desk and filed folders from last semester. Then I put a sign on the door and locked it. I didn't see a single other person as I walked the snowy sidewalks back to my car. I won't return until August. I'm officially on sabbatical now.

19 comments:

S. said...

Wahoo!

Hey. I got an idea. Wanna go to Manhattan? I'll meetcha there!

readingwritingliving said...

Sabbatical!! Congratulations. That sounds wonderful. What are you planning to do with that lovely time??

jo(e) said...

Mostly sleep. That, and write a book.

But first I'm off to Manhattan to meet S!

Kyla said...

I love that photo. Something about the softness of the snow against the metal, I think.

argon(one) said...

jo(e), I came across your blog several months ago and have followed your adventures regularly since then, posting comments occasionally, and reading your comments on my blog occasionally. I totally enjoy reading your entries and seeing your pictures. You are very talented at both. I hope your book goes well this year, and I am sure you will keep us posted on your progress.

readersguide said...

Wahoo indeed! How exciting! But the sleep first sounds great.

Kathryn said...

Till AUGUST!!!!!
Wow. That is utterly awesome, and completely unlike the UK system, where you might get a term (ie till Easter) but very rarely any longer.
Enjoy...the sleep, the space, the creativity.

Busymomma66 said...

wow until August--Enjoy! (I hope your blogging and photography continue.)
What's the book about?

Coasting Anon said...

Oh goodness...I'm so excited for you I'm giddy :) have fun...and give a shout out if you end up near beantown. Who knows...I feel like the closer we get to July 10, the more willing I would be be toward posing nakey.

bsouth said...

Oooh, how exciting. Good luck with your book. And enjoy the sleep! I hope you aren't taking a sabbatical from your blog as well?

KathyR said...

Cool.

Now you'll have to train your car not to take that familiar route.

Bardiac said...

Great to hear!

Happy New Year, and enjoy the committee free life!

Jennifer said...

Oh a sabbatical sounds lovely. May it be restful and productive and energizing!

chichimama said...

Enjoy!!! May your sabbatical be both restful and productive...

Patti said...

Awwsome! Good for you!

What Now? said...

Wishing you a fruitful and joyous sabbatical!

Bridgett said...

My sabbatical is just now drawing to a close. I hope yours is every bit as restful.

justin said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about how your sabbatical goes, Jo(e) ... congratulations, on getting the time off.

landismom said...

Congrats! And Happy New Year! (both belated, sorry)