Within the last few days, I’ve applied to a lot of jobs. Like a lot. For some reason, I have been feeling a lot more productive. This had been a rough summer for me mentally in terms of focus, but also emotionally. While I have been applying to jobs and working on long term goals, I feel like I’m neglecting my short term goals, namely teaching and writing.

It has paid off. I’ve secured two classes for the Spring semester, both working within LGBT studies (one class on immigration and migration studies, the other on media analysis and video games) and that’s awesome because I love the field, but it’s not what I’m going to school for–my degree is tangentially and only arguably related.

I feel like I’m lacking any initiative or motivation, I’m trying to find ways out of it all, but I don’t know how to stay focused. I can’t seem to keep to a schedule anymore these days–so I’m just wondering, what do you all do to stay motivated and keep going? How do you hustle?


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