I’m definitely losing steam at the end of the semester here. I don’t so much feel burnout like I did at the beginning of the academic year, which is good, but I do feel more fatigued. My brain feels so so ready to stop thinking and get into some routine work. I look forward to the end of semester when I can get busy doing work around the house.
This summer I’ll be attending AAPT and PERC, which will be nice, because it’s been 3 years since I last attended. It will be nice to see colleagues and friends, and also to just let research ideas wash over me. I’ll still need to spend a decent fraction of my summer revising curriculum, but it will be nice to balance curriculum and research, not curriculum and teaching.