Today we took the new graduate student out to lunch, and of course we all shared our stories of why we were in the Scandinavian department. When it came to me, I talked about my mom and my recent experience living in Iceland. And then Erin, the new girl, asked if I planned to go back there.
Tomorrow I am having lunch with a senior colleague, who has said he's eager to hear about my post-graduation plans.
If I had any post-graduation plans, I suppose writing that sentence would not make me cry.