…twenty minutes left of freedom. I will return to graduate school tomorrow. I had two weeks off and they were needed. This was my last time feeling the way I feel until December= serenity & peace… Having the freedom to write like you want is a gift and necessity. I am a writer first, and a librarian second. I have to always keep a balance and establish boundaries. I also get antsy when I have to write academically, because there are so many restrictions. In academia they hate contractions, in journalism they want you to use them, and creatively you can do whatever you want. You see the problem?!? —Reading and writing just mesh in my opinion.