|On the road.|
This conference comes at a perfect time. I feel so affirmed in my study, and this weekend ends up being a reunion and a celebration. We are not only celebrating our presentations; additionally, I am specifically also living it up after completing another revision of my dissertation after receiving my technical review! What a doozy! I must have put 100 hours in this last week, and it feels amazing to mail in the hard copy of this now very clean 341 page manuscript.
Also received some great news about my creative writing. March brings the publication of two of my creative works: one in Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets and the other in Mujeres de Maiz. Another great accomplishment in my life is my interaction with VONA (Voices of Our Nation Foundation) this June.
I applied to VONA, giving my manuscript and writing:
In response to my submission, they wrote, "Terrific project. Auto-ethno-historio-hybrid-spiritual approach perfect for travel workshop."
|Sisterfriend's coffee shop in Phoenix|
Finally, all this has gone down while we've been on the road "SouthWesting" as I'm calling it. This journey included a stop in Phoenix, Balmorhea, Austin, and San Antonio now and tomorrow to ABQ for my next presentation. Of course, the beautiful thing, too, is being able to visit bio family and chosen family. Let me conclude with some photographs from this journey:
|At the White Horse in Austin |
with friends from all over
(Hong Kong, Chicago, CA)