Summer has Arrived

Monday was Memorial Day in the United States — the day/weekend usually considered the beginning of summer.  A friend recently told me that we are supposed to have a hot summer here in Lithuania. If this week is any indication, we will  — high temperatures hit 28C (84F) three days in a row.

This week also marks the beginning of my last three months in Lithuania.  It’s difficult to believe that I’ve been here nine months already; time sure flies when you are having fun.  I bought my ticket back to Seattle this week and suddenly my departure from Lithuania feels very imminent.  Fortunately I work well under a deadline so hopefully this will help me focus and be productive.  I have a print out of my priority to-do list on my desk and I am trying to check off at least one item each day.

Accomplishments this week include:

  • Finalized and submitted Baltic Studies Conference paper
  • Drafted presentation for Baltic Studies Conference
  • Found a Soviet-era novel about hippies at a used bookstore
  • Transcribed an interview conducted in English
  • Conducted two interviews
  • Scheduled more interviews
  • Looked up a few more pieces of information at the National Library

About amanda

Creating academic and public environments for the humanities to flourish Researching Soviet and Eastern European history Engaging people and ideas as a writer and interviewer Traveling as much as possible View all posts by amanda

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